"The Picture of Dorian Gray" Analytical Essay by numero uno

"The Picture of Dorian Gray"
A review of Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray", focusing on the good and bad influences on Dorian.
# 16101 | 1,029 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 27, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)


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This paper analyzes the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde. The characters are described and their influences on each other are discussed. The paper portrays Lord Henry Wotten as Dorian's devil, his evil inner self, and Basil Hallward as Dorian's conscious, his guardian.

From the Paper:

"Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" continues to mystify its audience. First published in 1890, it was originally criticized for being immoral. Wilde rewrote the novel and published it again the following year, this time with a pre-face announcing its theme of immorality. Set in late 19th century London, the novel centers around Dorian Gray and two of his "friends" Basil Hallward and Lord Henry Wotten."

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