Essay Elements Of Romanticism And Romanticism

1920 Words Jan 25th, 2016 8 Pages
1. “The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.” (5)
The opening lines of the novel remarked by the narrator display a light, delicate, innocent atmosphere. Elements of romanticism are depicted, contrasting with the prevailing gothic elements. Considering the novels general gothic genre, beginning with a flowy, harmless, nature vibe it hinders the reader 's predictions of the rest of the novel.
2. “As the painter looked at the gracious and comely form he had so skilfully mirrored in his art, a smile of pleasure passed across his face, and seemed about to linger there. But he suddenly started up, and, closing his eyes, placed his fingers upon the lids, as though he sought to imprison within his brain some curious dream from which he feared he might awake.” (5-6)
The quote signifies Basil Hallward’s “forbidden” affections toward the infamous Dorian Gray. The narrator description of Hallward reveals how his fantasizes about Dorian and how he desires the dream more than reality.
3. “‘It is silly of you, for there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. A portrait like this would set you far above all the young men in England, and make the old men quite jealous, if old men are ever capable of any emotion.’” (6)
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