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Color symbolism - The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Bushra Zaheer

on 16 January 2014

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Transcript of Color symbolism - The Picture of Dorian Gray

White
"Eyes met, I [Basil Hallward] felt that I was growing pale" (Wilde, 9)
"Rose - white boyhood"(25)
"...turned to this white girl [Sibyl Vane] and bowed in worship before her" (70)
"She [Sibyl Vane] trembled all over, and shook like a white narcissus" (74)
"Like a white handkerchief"(192)

Yellow
"Dorian Gray had been
poisoned
by a book. There were moments when he looked on evil simply as a mode through which he could realize his conception of the beautiful" (129)
"He read on...till he could read no more" (128)
"The heavy odor of incense seemed to cling about its [the book's] pages and to trouble the brain." (129)
Red
"A white-smocked carter offered him some cherries. He thanked him, wondered why he refused to accept any money for them, and began to eat them listlessly." (86)

"Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them as white as snow" (149)

“He could hear nothing but the drip, drip on the threadbare carpet.” (151)

“Loathsome red dew” (159)


Oscar Wilde's use of
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The Picture of Dorian
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