Character Analysis Of Lord Henry In The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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In the book The Picture of Dorian Gray, the story focuses on a young man named Dorian Gray. Through the story Dorian changes and becomes almost like a monster. He harms other while trying to get whatever makes him feel good at that moment. But where did this evil, nature come from? It was none other than the work of, Lord Henry who corrupts Dorian gradually. Lord Henry has set his mind on corrupting Dorian because he feels that with his lack of knowledge, that he can make Dorian become a spitting image of himself. We see Lord Henry try to convince Dorian to do many things at the beginning of the book when Basil first mentions his name to Lord Henry. Later we see Lord Henry convince Dorian to give into his temptations and just do everything that pleases himself. Dorian takes these words and turns them into reality, but in doing so harms those around him both physically and emotionally.…show more content…
It is here that he reveals his true self, which is a man that only thinks about his own desires. Lord Henry later meets Basil’s friend Dorian Gray who is a young, beautiful man. Instantl Lord Henry wishes he had this hair for if he did he could have so much attention. It comes to him that this dream is impossible so, why not make Dorian become more like himself. Lord Henry confronts Dorian and after a little while later says to Dorian, “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it” (Oscar Wilde page:19 ). This starts to make Dorian wonder and soon will cause a great effect on Dorian. Lord Henry attempts to convince Dorian which has some effect on him but the poison needs to take its course through Dorian, before it changes him
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