Analysis Of Oscar Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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Oscar Wilde’s book The Picture of Dorian Gray was published in July of 1890 and quickly became a literature icon. Throughout the years, opinions about the book have changed because of each culture’s traditions and thoughts. Since it’s launching day, Wilde’s novel started giving a lot to talk about to it’s readers because of the controversy shown in the events and characters of the book. The novel’s main character is Dorian Gray, followed by Basil Hallward and Lord Henry Wotton. These last two characters share many virtues as part of their personality and other ones that show how their differences make them unique. The main difference is in the relationship each one of them has with Dorian Gray. While a casual reading of Oscar Wilde’s book The Picture of Dorian Gray shows that Lord Henry Wotton has mutual interest friendship with Dorian, while Basil Hallward has a friendship with Dorian founded on admiration, which reveals that Harry’s values are based on mutual interest with others and Basil’s values have to do more with dedication and compromise. For instance, Lord Henry’s values are shown mostly in Dorian’s dialogue and in his relation with Dorian. In various occasions, the novel’s main character talks about the way he sees Wotton and his qualities. An example to understand this could be when Dorian and Lord Henry are having a chat about Sibyl Vane in Chapter 6. Dorian says Sibyl’s hand makes him forget about Harry’s “wrong, fascinating, poisonous, delightful
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