Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" Book Review by cee-cee

Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
Examines the nature of sin as presented in Oscar Wilde's play "The Picture of Dorian Gray".
# 109074 | 855 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 16, 2008 in Drama and Theater (English)

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This paper discusses Oscar Wilde's play, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and how the origins of sin are presented in the play. The paper uses examples from the play to show how, for Wilde, sin has its origin in awareness and knowledge of desire, just like the fall from grace in Eden. The paper explains how the main character, Dorian, becomes sinful in his knowledge and his awareness of his own beauty and this leads to his downfall.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Full e-text available 3 Nov 2007 at http://www.upword.com/wilde/dorgray.html#3

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Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (2008, November 16) Retrieved December 08, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/oscar-wilde-the-picture-of-dorian-gray-109074/

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