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Picture of Dorian Grey

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The Picture of Dorian Gray
CONT'D
Author
Oscar Wilde
Born in
Dublin, Ireland
on
October 16, 1854.
“A Woman of No Importance” (1893), “An Ideal Husband” (1895), and “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895).
He was
married
and had

two children
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.
CONT'D
He wrote about
his experiences in prison; “The Ballad of Reading Gaol"
.
Through his writings, he often

told many truths about society

and

human nature

but

with keen intelligence and, humor.
Victorian Time
Symbolism& Allegory:
The

portrait
The

yellow book
Foreshadowing:
"
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!"
Hyperbole (exaggeration):

"During the three terrible hours that the play had lasted, he had lived centuries of pain, aeon upon aeon of torture."
Thank You∞
- Eva Rana
Techniques
Morals
VS.
Hedonism
“I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting. Besides, the stuff is better"
Youth
and
Beauty:

dominates Dorian which leads to his own downfall
Appearance
VS.
Reality;
Dorian and his portrait.
Major themes
My opinions
Work cites
http://www.wallpapersphere.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ben-barnes-dorian-gray-painting-9.jpg
http://media.au.timeout.com/contentFiles/image/syd-features/large-DorianGray.jpg
http://static.yify-torrents.com/attachments/Dorian_Gray_2009_1080p/1080p_3_large.png
http://24.media.tumblr.com/62f48f45595d6a381c05588123163ef2/tumblr_msge2zDrVY1qa3xzio1_500.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MihIPSvy5Eg/TZEXmL1WjMI/AAAAAAAAAGg/KEUPyHfPzFY/s1600/vlcsnap-2011-03-28-21h10m32s14.png
http://www.clipartpal.com/_thumbs/pd/holiday/halloween/dancing_devil.png
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly8lw0dZiL1r6o22l.jpg
http://images.all-free-download.com/images/graphicmedium/warning_sign_clip_art_12971.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/it/d/dd/Dorian_Gray_film_2009.jpg
http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/the-picture-of-dorian-gray.jpg
http://www.moving-picture.com/Files/Content/Gallery/201303/2cf61b4e-340a-4617-a7f7-bd79c7ae812a_35cb7340_image.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fw1tNJ0CLh0/UWGyjSJgUJI/AAAAAAAAAD0/vpE9SEIeFfk/s1600/Mr_bean-smart.jpg
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ae/b5/06/aeb506a88bca41a20274e28cd0b155b1.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wGUvc4r8ZvA/TyvlXepLe3I/AAAAAAAAADQ/vGn01I5Mwg0/s1600/dorian_gray_28.jpg
Major Characters
Basil Hallward-
The artist
Dorian Gray
- (protagonist) young charming person.
Lord Henry Wotton
-
The bad influence
James Vane:
Sybil's brother
Sybil Vane-
Dorian's lover (Truly loves Dorian)
Began in: 1837, The
year Victoria became the
Queen
of London.
Ended in: 1901
, the year of
Victoria's death.
Victorian society
only
valued moral
and
political ideas.
no sex before marriages
Limited physical contact with fiance
Homosexual relationships were prohibited.
Criminals severely punished
Lived under strict social rules
Likes
Characters: Lord Henry, Basil Hallward
message behind
Dislikes
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’
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