The Picture Of Dorian Gray Essay

1198 Words Nov 6th, 2015 5 Pages
In the book The Picture of Dorian Gray written by Oscar Wilde, the main character, Dorian Gray is an extraordinary interesting character with the fact that his persona and overall maturity of a person, change ever so rapidly throughout the story. Wilde develops Dorian Gray at a rather tremendous pace, with changes being evident within the first few chapters of the book. Wildes motive for this is unknown but with the evidence given throughout the book I have confidence in saying he chose to do this to mirror one 's thought process. This seems likely because Dorian was content living his perfect, beautiful life until Lord Henry mentioned to him that youth and beauty doesn 't last forever, and that soon Dorian will become old and ugly. After that conversation between the two men you could witness a spark go off in Dorian 's head, he started pondering on the thought of losing something he cherished, his beauty. Dorians most drastic change is going from the beautiful inside and out man he once was, to the physically beautiful flesh and bones whose insides were replaced with sinful desires and vile actions. Dorian can fulfill two character archetypes with professionalism given his perplexing personality. Dorian can be considered both the devil figure and also the temptress. He reveals this by his ever surprising actions, he gave up his soul to become eternally youthful and alluring for his own self pleasure and he commits numerous sins, he neglects other people…

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