Homoeroticism In Dorian Gray

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The Parallels between the Myth of Narcissus and the Picture of Dorian Gray

The picture of Dorian Gray is an 1819 philosophical novel written by Oscar Wilde. The major theme of this novel presents a trap of vanity or self-adoration. In the novel, Dorian Gray is the protagonist who is a young beautiful boy with feminine mannerisms. He symbolizes homoeroticism behaviors. Furthermore, the picture of Dorian Gray manifests the stage of social during the Victorian era, 1837–1901 when English society banned homoeroticism. According to Geek mythology, the myth of Narcissus is one of the most famous myths. It is the story about the young extraordinary beautiful boy who is hugely arrogance and overly concern with his appearance. The myth of Narcissus has a significant influence on the picture Dorian Gray because there are various similarities between both myth and novel whether it be plot, homoerotism, elements, etc.

Psychological Disorder The main type of mental disorder in the picture of Dorian Gray is narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). This disorder is inspired by the myth of Narcissus. It is a condition of defective vision with one’s own personality. Patients always extremely pride in their personal appearances. Normally, most people have a natural tendency to narcissistic personality disorder. Nowadays, there are many social network websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The users usually take a

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