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Picture of Dorian Grey
Transcript of Picture of Dorian Grey
October 16, 1854.
“A Woman of No Importance” (1893), “An Ideal Husband” (1895), and “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895).
He was also
engaged in homosexual relationships.
He was sued by the father of one of his lovers, Lord Bosie and was
imprisoned for two years.
He wrote about
his experiences in prison; “The Ballad of Reading Gaol"
Through his writings, he often
told many truths about society
with keen intelligence and, humor.
Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now! Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day – mock me horribly!"
"During the three terrible hours that the play had lasted, he had lived centuries of pain, aeon upon aeon of torture."
- Eva Rana
“I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting. Besides, the stuff is better"
dominates Dorian which leads to his own downfall
Dorian and his portrait.
- (protagonist) young charming person.
Lord Henry Wotton
The bad influence
Dorian's lover (Truly loves Dorian)
Began in: 1837, The
year Victoria became the
Ended in: 1901
, the year of
no sex before marriages
Limited physical contact with fiance
Homosexual relationships were prohibited.
Criminals severely punished
Lived under strict social rules
Characters: Lord Henry, Basil Hallward
characters: Dorian, Sybil's reaction toward rejection
Quotation (like): "‘I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting. Besides, the stuff is better’