Dorian's Manipulation In 'A Picture Of Dorian Gray'

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*Basil Hallward: “Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man’s face. It cannot be concealed. People talk sometimes of secret vices. There are no such things…Each of us has Heaven and Hell in him, Basil” cried Dorian with a wild gesture of despair. though Dorian starts this story innocent, it is under Lord Henrys influence that Dorian becomes corrupt, and inevitably corrupts others as well. Dorian is responsible for ruining the lives of others around hime, however it is at the fault of Lord Henry, who was the one ruin Dorians life in the first place. Manipulation is a key theme in this story. Though the influence of Lord Henry, Dorian then becomes a manipulator. Dorian manipulates his close friend Alan Campbell and blackmails him into covering …show more content…

I am not going to do any more. I began my good actions yesterday.” (p173) In the falling action of this story, we see dorian feel somewhat remorseful for what he has done in his life, he states that he will not do any more bad deeds and wants to have a new good start to life. He then starts doing good actions, instead of bad. 3. Wilde was to be accused, tried, and convicted of homosexual acts. This was against the law in the UK, and he was sentenced to several years of hard labor. The results of this was that he wrote about his time in prison in a long letter, de Profundis, where he described his spiritual journey during that time. 4. The media has corrupted the idea of youth and beauty. Some or many people have affected by this stigma around the medias person of youth and beauty. Most people, now feel ugly compared to what they see on their screen, which what they see is impossible standards. People are affect because they think they need to change themselves to look like what the medias standards are weather that be from surgeries, to eating disorders. This can can major depression, and very low self …show more content…

Bishop fisher who was also known as St. John Fisher or Cardinal Fisher was an English Catholic bishop, cardinal, and theologian. He kept as many of the poor in his house as there was room. The poor ate the same food as he did, and slept in comfortable, dry, and warm surroundings. If they could they helped out in the house, but ff they could not help, then he required nothing of them. 7. Henry Wotton represents London's high society and immoral views on life. The only thing valuable for him is the beauty. Which is why we see him as the main thing which spoiled Dorian. Lord Henry represents the immoral in this story. 8. Sybil’s brother James Vane was killed in the hunting incident because he stalks Dorian with the revenge for Sybil. In his pursuit of revenge on Dorian, he was anciently shot in a hunting excursion. 9. Sybil’s bad acting causes Dorian to reject her, which leads her to commit suicide. Faced with the reality of Dorian's rejection after her poor performance and Dorian leaves, she dies. 10. Even though this story was published in the 1800s, there is still relevancy in it today. A way this story is significant today may be the idea of influence. Through this story Dorian is influenced by Lord Henry. Much like our society is influenced by everyone. We are also easily influenced from other people, our friends, family, the media, magazines etc. We too also judge people off of their

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