His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. The purpose of art, according to this series of epigrams, is to have no purpose. At intervals, while turning over the leaves of my book, I studied the aspect of that winter afternoon. I commenced by inuring my body to hardship.
One of the most intriguing quotes I have seen from Oscar Wilde regarding this book is his comparison of himself to the three main characters. I must own I felt a little proud when my captain offered me the second dignity in the vessel and entreated me to remain with the greatest earnestness, so valuable did he consider my services.
Despite the dark or more likely because of it this is one of the most engaging, compelling and lyrical pieces of literature I have read. One day you introduced me to a friend of yours, who explained to me the wonder of youth, and you finished the portrait of me that revealed to me the wonder of beauty.
This breeze, which has travelled from the regions towards which I am advancing, gives me a foretaste of those icy climes. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals; the terror of God, which is the secret of religion-these are the two things that govern us.
But we never get back our youth. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. Indeed, Dorian gives nothing less than his soul. In his gothic masterpiece The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde is pretty blatant in his symbolism, he basically hits us over the head with a laburnum branch symbolic of forsaken, pensive beauty apparently.
After his release, he moved to France, and died there. I also became a poet and for one year lived in a paradise of my own creation; I imagined that I also might obtain a niche in the temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated.
Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. Let me think, or, rather, let me try not to think. I don't think I shall read Against Nature, for fear of being seduced like Dorian.
It is the secret of their charm. I still love all of those lines. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. There, Margaret, the sun is forever visible, its broad disk just skirting the horizon and diffusing a perpetual splendour.
That's all I am going to say about the book. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us. Afar, it offered a pale blank of mist and cloud; near a scene of wet lawn and storm-beat shrub, with ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly before a long and lamentable blast.
Dorian distances himself, not to mention his consciousness, from the horrors of his actions by devoting himself to the study of beautiful things—music, jewels, rare tapestries. Six years have passed since I resolved on my present undertaking.Basil Hallward, an artist, meets Dorian Gray and paints his portrait.
The artist is so infatuated with Dorian's beauty that he begins to believe it is the reason for his quality of art. Jul 25, · Can you name the authors given one of their famous works? Participate in discussion forums to share writing tips, debate your favorite topics, or find members with similar interests.
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