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The picture of Dorian Grey
Did you read the picture of Dorian Grey?Did you like?Lets discuss it!☺️
May 6, 2020 8:16 AM
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Yes I have and there are some very interesting themes in it: one as you mentioned is homosexuality.

The other is the dark and gloomy London which is very unique in its own type. London has been depicted as poor and shattered in other British novels of the 19th century but what makes Dorian Gray particular is the fact that the London that’s present here is the aristocratic London. Victorian novelists usually wrote about the lower classes’ lives in London. However, Wilde’s settings are in the aristocrat and elite London. It also portrays the elite class’ hypocrisy as they tend to be immoral and also attend poor neighborhoods for their entertainment; totally in contrast with the way they pretend in public.
May 6, 2020
Yes, he was definitely responsible for his own actions!
I did feel a little bit sorry for him at the beginning, because he was treated differently because of his looks. Basil Hallward worshipped him, and made him feel like a god. Lord Henry treated him like an experiment and didn't really care about him. He loved Sibyl Vane, but his own devotion to her destroyed her ability to act, ultimately ruining the love and ending her life. In these situations he seems confused and naive.
After this, however, he decided not to care about Sibyl's death and he realised that beauty, youth and indifference meant he could live selfishly. In this part of the book I did not feel sorry for him!

May 6, 2020
I didn’t feel sorry him at all.Because Dorian was fool and narcissist.Lord Henry influenced him bad.He teached him immoral life. It was his choice. We need to remember that we always take responsibility for our actions. What do you think about it ?
May 6, 2020
Years ago..
The picture gets uglier inside the room though he looks pretty outside ...
May 6, 2020
The comments on this discussion made me want to read the novel right now ...thank you all , very interesting , specially @Jen.
May 6, 2020
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