The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde

Date Started: 08/24/15

Date Finished: 09/25/15

This is one of the books that made me go…”WOAH”. The ending got me high on the great portrayal of the character of Dorian Gray. The book is a great example of exposing the corruption of the human mind and soul. Whilst reading the book, I can’t help but want to have what Dorian had. Dorian never aged a day since the portrait of him was done. After being the cause of the death of Sibyl Vane, a girl he once adored and proposed to marry, he saw changes in the painting. As time went on, while he got absorbed with vanity and committed sins his painting got uglier and uglier. You would think that his actions would reflect changes in his physical appearance but no, he stayed young and handsome. This fact made him miserable. At the end of the story, he couldn’t take what vanity did to him, he stabbed his painting. He felt it physically and he died. His painting returned to its original beauty and his body became old and withered as it was supposed to be.

It left me hanging! A real masterpiece!

P.S. I forgot to include the importance of the role of Lord Henry in this. Read it to find out!


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