The Picture of Dorian Gray Review
Oscar Wilde confessed The Picture of Dorian Gray being a reflection of his own rise and downfall among the civil society of that time.
The Picture of Dorian Gray stands true to the saying “What it would cost a man to gain the world and lost his soul?” Dorian Gray attracts both the high and low alike owing to his boyish looks and charm. Mr.Gray gets a picture painted of himself by his artist friend Basil Hallward. Apart from this, Dorian asks for a wish that whatever sins he commits, the painting shall bear its brunt as to him it represents his soul.
Dorian does commit a sin, the murder of his own friend Basil Hallward after showing him his secret of never-ending youth. The painting has been changing ever since Dorian immersed himself in sin of lust and deceit. The horrified Basil tells Dorian to get rid of the painting and is murdered in cold blood.
Dorian’s attitude and demeanor leads a girl who loves him to commit suicide, Sibyl Vane. Dorian, who has become near to being inhuman, does not feel any responsibility for destroying the girl’s life. Over time, he indulges himself into every vice known to human nature and forgets about the painting.
However, as fate has a funny way of catching up with its victims; so Dorian Gray also faces a horrible truth. On a quite night after having felt the fear of being dead, he goes up to the room where the painting is hidden and ends it all.
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