Monomyth In Dorian Gray

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The heroes/heroine now go through crossing the first threshold of Campbell’s monomyth in which they leave their mundane situation and enter into the unknown. Dorian Gray crosses the first threshold when he finally realizes Basil’s paintings of him will be forever young, and his beauty and youth will remain eternal in a frame. Lord Henry’s words “sink in” and he understands that he, himself will grow old and his painting will not. This infuriates Dorian. In fact, it angers him so much the anger turns to jealousy and he becomes jealous of “everything whose beauty does not die” (Wilde 83). Dorian definitely now enters the other world while also creating the “spark of a transformation”, all from the influence of Lord Henry. Dorian’s attitude and

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