The Death Of Dorian Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Now that he’s put away the picture, he figures he can go one with his life now. Years later, Dorian ceases to throw parties and gatherings at his house and he starts spending money on more hands on items such as jewelry, perfume, musical instruments etc. The only reason Dorian had a strong reputation was because he hosted social functions at his house for everyone to come to. Ever since he became self-conscious about the portrait, his reputation began to go down because he became obsessed with keeping it a secret.
Though Sibyl’s death happened many years back, the details on the image still shows how her death affected him and how to this day he still feels like he is honestly responsible for her death. If the picture can show that then it can show anything else that he is trying to remain secret. It would not only ruin his reputation, it would more importantly ruin his art. And as he recited in his wish, ‘he would give anything. He would give his soul”.
Dorian’s thirty eighth birthday was coming up and he decided that he would like to travel to Paris to celebrate. Just before Dorian was to leave, Basil made a pop up visit basically to have a conversation with him discerning the importance of keeping up a good reputation. Dorian is selfish and has anger issues so the entire conversation enrages him to the point where he hastily reveals to Basil his self-portrait. Not realizing what he has done and paranoid at the risks at stake, he decides to exclude Basil by murder.
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