Caught In A Lie Analysis

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“Lie “by Jimin is lie is about being caught in a lie. About lying to yourself and giving in to the lives of others, and losing yourself in the process. About having a feeling of being trapped in your lies because you don't know how to distinguish the real “truth”. You realize how cruel the world is for trapping you and after realizing that, you feel like you 'lost your innocence'. This is a notable example of what Dorian experience trough out the book. “Caught in a lie. Find me when I was pure. I can’t be free from this lie. Give me back my smile. Caught in a lie. Pull me from this hell. I can’t be free from this pain. Save me, I am being punished.” He is caught in the lies and manipulations of Henry. He is caught in the idea of wanting eternal …show more content…
Basil tries to help him go back to the good path but he doesn’t listen. He says nothing can change him back. “You want me. I’ve lost my way. You want me. Just like me every day. I feel so far away. You always come my way It repeats all over again”. However, when he escapes James vengeance for his sister Sibyl, Dorian feels as if he has gotten a second chance to be new. Dorian says he wants to change for good bow that he realizes all the terrible things he has done. However, Lord Henry keeps on telling him that there is no need for him to change because he is perfect as he is. Dorian thinks, “I am still the same person I was before. I am here, the same person I was from before, but an overgrown lie is trying to swallow me whole.” To that Dorian then responds saying, “Don’t try to persuade me that the first good action I have done for years, the first little bit of self-sacrifice I have ever known, is really a sort of sin. I want to be better. I am going to be better” (Wilde 173). Dorian wants his soul to be good, and believes that the only way to get rid of all his sins is to tell the truth, “it was his duty to confess, to suffer public shame, and to make public atonement” (Wilde …show more content…
It’s a song talking about hiding your identity. About lying to yourself and to the world and the feeling of being dirty, disgraceful, and becoming a sinner. “I’ve been hiding it. I tell you something. Just to leave it buried. Now I can’t endure it anymore. Why couldn’t I say it then. I have been hurting anyway. Really, I won’t be able to endure it.” It’s continuation of struggling of finding who you really are and “confessing your sins” and asking for forgiveness. Like said before Dorian wants to be good or find his soul and decides to confess because he thinks that is the correct way to go back. He may not necessarily be asking for forgiveness but is just trying for his picture or his life to be back as how it was before. He realizes that we all have a soul. “The soul is a terrible reality. It can be bought, and sold, and bartered away. It can be poisoned, or made perfect. There is a soul in each one of us. I know it (Wilde 177). Dorian keeps on believing that he can be good and that he has already started to change. He tries to look at the portrait again and hopes that the marks have faded because of the good he has done, but sees no change. V sings also “Even if I try to hide it or conceal it, it can’t be erased. Are you calling me a sinner. What more do I have to say.” Dorian can’t believe the portrait didn’t change because he for sure was “good” already. He feels guilt as he knows that he can’t stop sinning. At the end Dorian decides to

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