The Last Night Analysis Dorian Gray

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The poem is pretty shocking at first. Watching and even depicting a lover’s dead body? For the most part, the last scene is the most impressive. He describes the worms as kissers who finish up his lover’s flesh, which is usually unfavorable and even frightening. However, he might not want to describe his lover’s last moment as a grief but still lovely, keeping the lover’s body in front of his sight. He would remember forever her “divine essence”. Let’s imagine that how much grief he has felt. I think we do not have any right to judge whether his behavior is right or wrong except who has the exact same experience. We could even empathize with him if our loving people are already gone. Ironically, even though he may be stuck in an extremely frustrating…show more content…
This is the only reason he lost interest of her all of a sudden, which is ridiculous and whimsical, even though her poor performance is somewhat, probably more than that, originated from him. Dorian is totally not responsible for his own decision. It reminds me the true meaning of falling in love. In my perspective, Dorian has never loved her. He merely loved her shell, how she is represented superficially. Ironically, men mostly fall in love by women’s appearance at first and soon get disappointed easily when they reveal something unexpected or unfavorable. If it still does not affect his decision, it may be called ‘true love’, because nothing can interrupt his confidence. However, Dorian begins to doubt what he saw and finally neglects his first feeling, which is nonsense. Does it can be called love? Definitely…show more content…
He begins studying perfumes, jewelry, and even music, which are parts of luxurious enjoyment in art. Dorian needs to distract himself from guiltiness or even rationalize his misbehavior and be more comfortable about it by following those kinds of aesthetics. Also, while he watches his picture with a smile and “pride of individualism” (158), he feels more assuring, sharing his burden with the picture. Dorian tries not to face the reality like the protagonist in the cartoon of Gaiman we covered in one of our reading assignments. Since he seems to be too naive or young to directly handle the fear of being guilty himself, adherence to art and self-interpretation of it may be his only option, although it still cannot justify irrevocable
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