Essay 20380

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When his servants find him, Dorian is as old as the portrait had become, while the portrait is as it was when Basil painted it – a young Dorian Gray

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Since he gives his soul, Dorian give into sin for popularity and beauty, which, in turn, makes his painting ugly

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If a person is willing to sacrifice their soul then they will give into sin and loose themselves as shown in The Picture of Dorian Gray

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When he tries to repent, the painting has a look of mockery because, now that Dorian’s soul is lost, he can no longer repent

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The irony in this concept is that it is the beginning of the destruction of Dorian’s beauty and soul

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Basil is a painter and he paints a portrait of Dorian

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In The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, Dorian attempts to keep himself eternally youthful and beautiful, but he fails in the end

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Mar 30, 2009

Irony in The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Joseph Heller writes, “He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt” (Heller 38

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However, The Picture of Dorian Gray is ironic due to Dorian’s actions, as he tries to keep himself eternally youthful and, in the process, destroys himself

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His obsession overwhelms him because he maintains his beauty but cannot comprehend why the portrait deteriorates