I remember reading that all night long as a kid, and finding it soooo gay! You May Also Like Hallward felt strangely moved. You led them there. None of which had stopped him from dying at the age of 46, broken and in exile. The picture of Dorian Gray is the means by which other people, such as his friend Basil Hallward, may see Dorian's distorted soul. I hope it gets to the schools.
Again, we see the shift from a nebulous worship and love for Dorian himself to a more specific artistic appreciation of his form.
The Picture of Dorian Gray made me forever suspicious of the self-righteous
You have not been fine. But a few minutes with somebody one worships mean a great deal. While sitting for the painting, Dorian listens to Lord Henry espousing his hedonistic world view and begins to think that beauty is the only aspect of life worth pursuing, prompting Dorian to wish that his portrait would age instead of himself. Wilde conflates the images of the upper-class man and lower-class man in Dorian Gray, a gentleman slumming for strong entertainment in the poor parts of London town. The servants identify the disfigured corpse by the rings on its fingers, which belonged to Dorian Gray.
The disfigured and corrupted soul antithesis of the beautiful soul is imbalanced and disordered, and, in itself, is undesirable, regardless of any advantage derived from acting unjustly. Moral duplicity and self-indulgence are evident in Dorian's patronage of London's opium dens. The servants of the house awaken on hearing a cry from the locked room; on the street, passerby who also heard the cry call the police. Dorian enjoyed "keenly the terrible pleasure of a double life", by attending a high-society party only twenty-four hours after committing a murder. You have not been fine. While sitting for the painting, Dorian listens to Lord Henry espousing his hedonistic world view and begins to think that beauty is the only aspect of life worth pursuing, prompting Dorian to wish that his portrait would age instead of himself. Loading comments… Trouble loading?