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Picture of Dorian Gray - Feminist Lens

Con side of the theme of duplicity in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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Tori Miller

on 22 April 2011

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Transcript of Picture of Dorian Gray - Feminist Lens

The Picture of Dorian Gray Feminist Lens Negative "My dear boy, no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly" (8).
- Lord Henry Example: Lord Henry is degrading women, saying they have no real intelligence and are only there to look pretty. This is a negative view of the feminist lens because it belittles and insults the female sex. Positive "And her voice - I never heard such a voice. It was very low at first, with deep mellow notes, that seemed to fall singly upon one's ear. Then it became a little louder, and sounded like a flute or a distant hautbois" (57).
- Dorian Gray Example: In this quote, it is shown that Sibyl, due to her voice, surpasses the mediocrity of man. This is a positive view of the feminist lens because it lifts the female form above that of the man.
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