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Art for the Sake of Art in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

of community theaters and high-school drama clubs). On the complete opposite end of the spectrum from his drawing-room comedies, h...

Portrait Changes in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

In 3 pages this paper examines what is meant by the changes to the portrait of Dorian Gray in an analysis of this novel by Oscar W...

Wilde's Dorian Gray and Art

In a paper consisting of 3 pages the relationship between life and art as reflected in the novel is considered in terms of the onl...

Homoeroticism and Aestheticism in 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde

could have entirely missed that The Picture of Dorian Gray is a gay book. After all, the protagonist, Dorian, is guilty, among oth...

Coimparative Analysis of The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

was a perfect way for Wilde to successfully lampoon the British aristocracy. The sophisticated farce enabled Wilde to fulfill a l...

The Picture of Dorian Gray Characters' Approach to Art and Life

and how they interpret life and art. In focusing on this subject we incorporate two essays which discuss aspects of art and life f...

Oscar Wilde's Gothic Novel The Picture of Dorian Gray

the landed wealthy(Frank 1981). The heroine is often too perfect and too sweet, whereas the heroes are usually young and dashing, ...

Reaction to The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

is described by Ovid as having unending youth, eternal boyhood: however, one of the points which Wilde is making is that Dorian is...

Comparison of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

had previously been reserved only for God. He works feverishly on what he believes will be a perfect human form for it was manufa...

Mr. Death Film and The Picture of Dorian Gray

In many ways, the evil and rotten-ness which the portrait comes to represent are exemplifying the monstrousness of society as a wh...

Love, Marriage, and Women in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

In fact, Wilde seems to be making important commentary on Victorian society itself, contending that something may reveal a perfect...

Aesthetic Movement Characteristics of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

the previously espoused position of the Church. Most poets adhered to the idea that if man were but to return to his natural world...

Art and Beauty in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

for their own sake and not for moral edification, as was the stance popular in the Victorian era. There has been considerable de...

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Modern Art's Aura Dissolution According to Walter Benjamin's Theory

in print sources (magazines, newspapers) where the image present on the page bears little resemblance to the image "seen by the un...

Education in the The Picture of Dorian Gray

own soul," which causes the influenced person not to have his "natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions," (Wilde 18). T...

The Picture of Dorian Gray And Human Nature

should he do? In an attempt to capture his youth, he sells his soul and instead of aging, the portrait ages in place of Dorians ow...

Dorian Gray and Homosexuality

beautiful Dorian. Now without any knowledge of the time period and gender roles, a modern reader would not immediately read into t...

Dorian Gray and His Views of Beauty

is probably much closer to Wildes intent that these expressions of love and beauty be considered in a much more abstract way: Gray...

The Concept of Time in Two Novels

do no wrong, which makes her introduction to the novel somewhat gooey and overwrought. However, she does point out that Woolf foll...

The Concept of Time in Woolf and Wilde

can do no wrong, which makes her introduction to the novel somewhat gooey and overwrought. However, she does point out that Woolf ...

Hidden Self and Oscar Wilde

he sees Dorian daily; "I couldnt be happy if I didnt see him every day. He is absolutely necessary to me" ("Picture", 113). Howeve...

William Blake, James Joyce, and Oscar Wilde on Love

In eight pages this paper discusses how love is expressed within such literary works as Songs of Innocence and Experience by Willi...

Oscar Wilde and Incongruity

In five pages this paper examines Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Seville's Crime, Pen, Pencil, and Poison, Decay of Lying, and The Pict...

Oscar Wilde's Writings and the Impact of Homosexuality

In 10 pages this paper examines the impact of homosexuality on Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Importance of Being E...

Homosexuality and Oscar Wilde

In seven pages this paper examines Wilde's views of homosexuality in Victorian times as depicted in The Importance of Being Earnes...

Comparing Three Literary Works

writers overall mystique, utilizing such literary techniques as dialogue, imagery, figurative language and interpretation. ...

Protagonist Comparison in Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

In eight pages Nitta Sayuri and Dorian Gray are compared in terms of obvious differences but interesting similarities in maturatio...

Woolf and Wilde - Self-Denial

In a paper of two pages, the writer looks at themes central to both "Mrs. Dalloway" and "The Picture of Dorian Grey". Self-denial ...

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

"beetle" and the "moping owl." The narrator walks beneath "rugged elms," where the turf is rounded into "many a moldering heap" (...

Homosexuality in Le Fanu's Carmilla and Wilde's Dorian Gray

the everyday eye, Dorian does not seem to age a day, nor does his beauty fade. There are several indications of a homosexual nat...