Date of publication: 2017-08-24 07:45
The portrait is a kind of living allegory, a visible interpretation of Dorian's soul. Early in the novel this painting seems to be infused with nostalgia for lost youth, and the scary frailty of human life:
First of all, there are only 8 important characters in this book. They probably either represent the id, the ego, and the superego (obviously Lord Henry being the id, Dorian Gray being the ego, and Basil being the superego) or represent Dorian as a normal person with Lord Henry as the devil and Basil the voice of reason. I can't believe you're not even going to discuss this possibility at all!
When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.
Too much of himself pertains to the amount of heart and emotion he's given to his art.. so much, that he feels completely exposed by his own work, almost naked.. heart and soul.
Even if you've never read this book, chances are you know exactly what the deal with the infamous picture is. Articles about celebrities' age-defying secrets name drop Dorian. There's a Dorian Gray syndrome. Dorian Gray pops up in scholarly articles about psychoanalysis, and about narcissism in politics.
Second of all, one of the major themes of the novel is paradoxes. Obviously. I mean, that's what Lord Henry does, starting with his very first. Read more
In Victorian London, a beautiful man is given a portrait of himself by an admiring artist. Soon after this, he treats a woman cruelly and then notices that his portrait seems to. See full summary