In The Berea Coffee And Tea Shop Moral

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(In the Berea Coffee and Tea Shop sitting on a couch there is Ms. Crockett drinking a mocha, Ms. Crocker drinking organic tea, and Lord Henry drinking a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with a bendy straw). Ms. Crockett: Did you know that I found it interesting how people say The Picture of Dorian Gray is only about morality? Honestly, I feel it is more about the choices and the actions we make and how they can affect us. The definition of being moral is the concern with the principles or rules of right conduct. Dorian did not see anything wrong with his picture until he broke the engagement with Sybil, but there is nothing immoral about ending an engagement. By choosing to end the engagement, the picture shows what his actions did. When looking…show more content…
Crocker: What is going on in your mind, Ominica? Dorian 's life was terrible because of the immoral things he did, not because each action had consequences. Just because he was handsome does not mean he was happy. If you look at the novel, you see him trying to change himself and even tells you (Points to Lord Henry) that he was going to change. Dorian understood why he was being punished and the picture was his physical way of knowing he was doing wrong. Everyone has a voice that tells them if they are right or wrong. By choosing not to listen to the voice we put ourselves at risk, and in the case of Dorian it led him to his…show more content…
Ms. Crockett: Dorian tried to change his morality, but the picture did not change because his actions still were hurting people. Dorian probably broke the heart of the young woman he met. He thought he was fixing his soul, but his actions still hurt whether he realized it or not. While doing this soul configuration, his picture still became more grotesque because of the actions he made, and how he was hurting others. Yes, you could say that he was trying to become pure as he once was, but people change. Life changes us, and the idea that Dorian still thought he could change, and become a better person should have proved that his morals had nothing to do with the picture. It was the painting that changed him. It was not until Dorian looked at the picture that he realized the terrible things he was doing in his life, but he could have stopped. Leading me to my opinion that Dorian Gray should not have worried about his morals, but rather his actions. Ms. Crocker: Ms. Crockett, you talk about the fact that Dorian 's life did change, and how he imitated his life because of a picture. How exactly would his life have been better his he ignored the
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