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'Dorian Gray? is that his name?' said Lord Henry, walk- ing across the studio towards Basil Hallward. 'Yes; that is his name. I didn't intend to tell it to you.'. Portretul Lui Dorian Gray. Uploaded by Georgiana Pavel. Copyright: Download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd. Flag for inappropriate content. portretul lui dorian gray pdf portretul lui dorian gray ÃŽn se cÄƒsÄƒtoreÈ™ te cu Constance Lloyd, cu care are doi fii: Cyril È™i. Vyvyan. Tot Ã®n
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Initially Basil's friend, he neglects him for Dorian's beauty. Lord Harry's libertine world view corrupts Dorian, who then successfully emulates him. To the aristocrat Harry, the observant artist Basil says, "You never say a moral thing, and you never do a wrong thing.
His distinguishing feature is total indifference to the consequences of his actions. Scholars generally accept the character is partly inspired by Wilde's friend Lord Ronald Gower. Her love for Dorian ruins her acting ability, because she no longer finds pleasure in portraying fictional love as she is now experiencing real love in her life.
She kills herself on learning that Dorian no longer loves her; at that, Lord Henry likens her to Ophelia , in Hamlet. James Vane — Sibyl's brother, a sailor who leaves for Australia. He is very protective of his sister, especially as their mother cares only for Dorian's money. Believing that Dorian means to harm Sibyl, James hesitates to leave, and promises vengeance upon Dorian if any harm befalls her. After Sibyl's suicide, James becomes obsessed with killing Dorian, and stalks him, but a hunter accidentally kills James.
The brother's pursuit of vengeance upon the lover Dorian Gray , for the death of the sister Sibyl parallels that of Laertes vengeance against Prince Hamlet. Alan Campbell — chemist and one-time friend of Dorian who ended their friendship when Dorian's libertine reputation devalued such a friendship.
Dorian blackmails Alan into destroying the body of the murdered Basil Hallward; Campbell later shoots himself dead.
Adrian Singleton — A youthful friend of Dorian's, whom he evidently introduced to opium addiction, which induced him to forge a cheque and made him a total outcast from his family and social set. Victoria, Lady Henry Wotton — Lord Henry's wife, whom he treats disdainfully; she later divorces him. Faust[ edit ] About the literary hero, the author Oscar Wilde said, "in every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust.
In each story, the protagonist entices a beautiful woman to love him, and then destroys her life. In the preface to the novel , Wilde said that the notion behind the tale is "old in the history of literature", but was a thematic subject to which he had "given a new form".
Throughout, Lord Henry appears unaware of the effect of his actions upon the young man; and so frivolously advises Dorian, that "the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing. In chapter five, he writes: "He felt as if he had come to look for Miranda and had been met by Caliban". When Dorian tells Lord Henry about his new love Sibyl Vane, he mentions the Shakespeare plays in which she has acted, and refers to her by the name of the heroine of each play. Later, Dorian speaks of his life by quoting Hamlet , a privileged character who impels his potential suitor Ophelia to suicide, and prompts her brother Laertes to swear mortal revenge.
The references in Dorian Gray to specific chapters are deliberately inaccurate. In , J. Stoddart, an editor for Lippincott, was in London to solicit novellas to publish in the magazine. Gill  at the Langham Hotel , and commissioned novellas from each writer.
British reviewers condemned the novel's immorality, and said condemnation was so controversial that the W H Smith publishing house withdrew every copy of the July issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine from its bookstalls in railway stations.
Wilde's textual additions were about "fleshing out of Dorian as a character" and providing details of his ancestry that made his "psychological collapse more prolonged and more convincing. The sub-plot about James Vane's dislike of Dorian gives the novel a Victorian tinge of class struggle.
With such textual changes, Oscar Wilde meant to diminish the moralistic controversy about the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Preface[ edit ] Consequent to the harsh criticism of the magazine edition of the novel, the textual revisions to The Picture of Dorian Gray included a preface in which Wilde addressed the criticisms and defended the reputation of his novel.
Earlier, before writing the preface, Wilde had written a book review of Herbert Giles 's translation of the work of Zhuang Zhou. The prefect moment is all he lives for. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. Also he is suggestive of the Victorian ideal of the perfect societal image. One must be respectable at all times, and have all the appropriate airs and graces. But behind closed doors, or perhaps even a curtain, anything goes. He is suggestive of the hidden evils of Victorian society as behind the mask was many dark things.
For example, the Empire and colonialism to the Victorians was a wonderful thing; it built wealth and structure, but in reality it destroyed culture and subjected peoples to slavery.
The same things can be said of child labour, the exploitation of women and terrible working conditions. Everything exists behind a veil of grandeur, and this is no less true for Dorian. The homosexual suggestions are practically ground-breaking.
Silly Victorians. The novel also shows that despite being corrupted to such a degree, to commit murder in such a terrible sense, Dorian the Victorian man?
He can still come back from his deeds and end it all. The ending was perfection. This has great allegorical meaning. View all 13 comments. Mar 02, Nayra.
View all 46 comments. Readers who enjoy well-crafted, psychologically-chilling stories. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a hard book to review. After reading such eloquent, beautiful, and rich writing, I am at a loss for how to command my comparatively paltry ability to use words to express how I felt about this book. Forgive me as I go back to AP English for a few moments. I asked myself what were the themes of this novel.
Here is my list: Identity Experience Beauty The triumph on senses over reason Accountability I will attempt to build my review, in part, around the discussion of these t The Picture of Dorian Gray is a hard book to review. Identity Experience Beauty The triumph on senses over reason Accountability I will attempt to build my review, in part, around the discussion of these themes.
Identity Dorian Gray was a flawed man who was essentially empty inside. He was very young when this story began, seemingly full of potential. Sadly, he invested all his sense of worth in his external beauty, doing little to grow the inner man; unless you consider his descent into depravity, discovering more and more excesses for the meaningless value of those experiences since his mentor Lord Henry taught him that experience has no value , yet he was strangely curious as to how they would affect the portrait of his soul.
He was not quite a tragic figure, because I could not feel sorry for him. He had made this horrible decision and I believe he had opportunities to repent of it, which he didn't take , but he chose never to take responsibility for himself.
Which leads to the next theme. Because he never took responsibility for his actions. Being accountable for one's own actions is a crucial aspect of self-development, at least in my humble opinion. If a person cannot do that, they are doomed to eternal immaturity. This was Dorian's fate. It was Basil's fault for painting the picture.
It was Sybil's fault for being a bad actress, and making him fall out of love with her. All the people he ruined in his relentless pursuit of pleasure and debauchery ruined themselves. He took no part in their ruination. Ultimately, he even blamed the picture, and sought to destroy it as the only true evidence of his black soul. I feel like this: If you're going to be a bad, selfish person, own up to it.
Don't try to act like your sins should be laid at other people's feet. That was the route the Mr. Dorian Gray took. Experience Lord Henry was the man who opens Dorian's eyes to the fact that the only thing he has to his advantage is the beauty of his youth, that he should enjoy life while he is young enough to experience it fully. He states that experience is not a teacher, and that men don't learn from the mistakes they make as they live. Your experiences don't count for anything.
It seemed to be a self-fulfilling prophecy for Dorian Gray. Instead of realizing how his selfish, shallow actions could hurt and destroy others, he never did do that. He merely went from one fixation to the other, marking the effects on the portrait that he guarded jealously. In the end, there was no value to what he experienced. He was just wasting time in my opinion. The triumph of sensation over reason Dorian Gray became a voluptuary, lost in sensations.
He didn't focus on becoming a learned person, only experiencing what he encountered in his pursuits, wallowing in those sensations; until he grew bored, and moved onto the next one. Lord Henry seemed like a good mentor.
A man who appeared so intelligent, with a saying for everything. A witty, entertaining man, who had a reputation for saying utterly wicked things. But he wasn't a deep man. He didn't believe what he said. It was an image that he projected for lack of anything else to do as an aristocrat who had no need to work for a living.
Dorian Gray took this as gospel, and took it to the next level. As a result, it made his life utterly meaningless. Sadly, his friend Basil, who was a fairly wise person, was dismissed, and made fun of by Lord Henry. I almost felt like Basil and Lord Henry were the warring aspects of Dorian's conscience, at times. Beauty What is beauty? I tend to think it's a double-edged sword. We are all attracted to things that are beautiful, that have a physical appeal.
But, should we be content with merely a comely appearance, while the inside is rotted?
Dorian Gray was a man of such unearthly beauty that people could not believe he was capable of the debauchery he had committed. Those who didn't heed the warnings given to them, came to rue it. Basil, who painted the young Dorian's fateful picture, couldn't accept that Dorian had become such a horrible person.
What a sad fate that was for Basil. I felt several things as I read this book: One thing that became very apparent to me as I read this novel, was Oscar Wilde's considerable wit. I imagine he was quite entertaining to be around. In the preface, Oscar Wilde says that all art is meaningless. What was he trying to say with this story? I have trouble believing that. This was a novel I couldn't dismiss and treat as mere brain candy.
There was some message there that hammered away at my brain. I do believe that Mr. Wilde hints at the subjective nature of art which includes literature. I think that we could all read the same story and take away different things from it. Our brains are so very different, and the pathways are nurtured and developed by our various experiences, and our own values. So, that we will all come away from viewing a picture or reading a story with a hand-tailored message.
Maybe that's what he means by saying that an artist strives not to be present in his work. Instead, it is a mirror reflecting the viewer. That makes sense to me, actually. What message did I come away with? At the end of the day, I believe that Dorian Gray led a worthless life. His eternal youth counted for nothing. He never grew as a person, and he used the bounteous gifts he'd been given selfishly. He did horrible things that made it even worse.
He was lucky in that he didn't live long enough to count the full cost of those actions. He allowed the portrait to take the weight of those sins intead of letting them rest where they belonged.
If anything really bothers me as a person, it's the thought of my time on this earth being wasted. Never having accomplished anything of value. For that reason, I found Dorian Gray to be a very sad man, but I could not feel sorry for him. So, is this a horror novel, you might ask? I think this is a thinking person's horror novel. It is a study of how the sins we commit cannot be hidden, even if we lie to ourselves about that. Interestingly enough, Mr.
Wilde does not elaborate on what vile acts Dorian committed. We are left to our own expansive imaginations to surmise the bulk of what he'd done. Some people don't believe in such a thing as sin. If you don't believe in sin, how could it have a cost? It didn't matter that Dorian Gray didn't acknowledge his sins.
They caught up with him in the end. The horror is how he confronted the consequences of his sins, yet turned away from them, locking that manifestation away in the attic to view with a detached sort of curiosity.
The horror is the lives he destroyed, but never felt more than a moment's remorse. Fundamentally, Dorian Gray was an angelically beautiful monster. The horror is that we can look upon beauty, and we can be fooled into never asking what lies beneath it. View all 41 comments. This is the first time I've read this classic book There is much to take away from this book. Themes exploring shallowness, selfishness, superficiality, hedonism, morality, and flaws of life and being human.
The dialogue is witty and humorous. Oscar Wilde had great insights on beauty I love this quote: Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys t This is the first time I've read this classic book The moment one sits down to think, one becomes all nose, or all forehead, or something horrid.
Look at the successful men in any of the learn professions. How perfectly hideous they are! Except, of course, in the Church. But then in the Church they don't think. A bishop keeps on saying at the age of 80 what he was told to say when he was a boy of eighteen, and as a natural consequence he always looks absolutely delightful".
Very reflective read View all 32 comments. Nov 27, jessica rated it it was amazing. View all 9 comments. Jun 13, Petra Eggs rated it it was amazing Shelves: Possessing eternal youth and beauty produces exactly the same effect as sentencing a man to life without the possibility of parole. Both have nothing to lose and morals disappear before the desire for immediate self-gratification in all things. And so it is with Dorian Gray.
It's a moral story so eventually his evil catches up with him and he dies, as does the criminal. Is Oscar Wilde saying that it is man's essential nature, to be so internally psychopathic and selfish that so long as he can ke Possessing eternal youth and beauty produces exactly the same effect as sentencing a man to life without the possibility of parole.
Is Oscar Wilde saying that it is man's essential nature, to be so internally psychopathic and selfish that so long as he can keep his reputation he will wreak havoc on people's lives and not care in the process of enriching his own?
Oscar Wilde was a man who held some very nasty views and only cared when extremely similar ones were turned upon himself. He was imprisoned for homosexuality, but felt it was ok for Dreyfus to be imprisoned on a trumped-up crime but really because he was Jewish. He chose the wrong side on that one and lost even his best friend. I don't like the author, but I do love his prose.
I read this book years ago. But the psychological story of a man's realisation that there are no consequences to his actions, nothing is forbidden, everything is permitted, you never forget. View all 23 comments. Mar 23, Trevor rated it really liked it Shelves: He said that when he read this book as a young man it made him certain that he was not homosexual. Now, that in itself was enough to make me curious about the book. This is a book that could only have been written by a homosexual male and it is a book about homosexuality in very many ways.
We are increasingly a culture obsessed with appearance. Or rather if it was the expression of desire very early in the book for Dorian Gray by Basil, his painter and ardent admirer, that convinced him. Lord Harry is one of those talking desk calendars, in fact, other than Hamlet, I think it would be hard to find a book with more quotable quotes per page. Some of them are deliciously funny and others are just the sort of illumination that a match struck in a dark room makes.
There were moments in this book, as there are in other works by Wilde, when one gets a feeling of premonition of his fate — it is hard to think of a sadder story than that of the last years of his life, or one that makes more plain how incredibly stupid are societies that punish people for their sexuality. There would be very little I could not forgive Wilde for, particularly after he wrote The Importance of Being Earnest — this book, his only novel, is nearly as good.
Our sins are not quite displayed as clearly on our faces as is assumed here, but our lives do mark us — it is a pity that in our obsession with youth that we forget how beautiful our scars can be and that love, real love, the love that touches us most deeply, is when another accepts our scars and loves us for them, rather than in spite of them. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for.
There was no time when I felt Wilde was calling a spade an implement for cultivation or some such silly phrase. His writing is always clear and to the point.
I really did enjoy it. View all 30 comments. When the young gentleman Dorian Gray from a wealthy aristocratic family in Victorian England, has his picture completed something is missing, Basil Hallward, the painter senses it and insists that no one sees his greatest work, except a few people The witty Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian's soon to be best friend seems amused, a shy artist!
All three are fascinated by the painting "A face without a heart", so said Shakespeare in Hamlet, but it applies to the portrait of Dorian Gray even better All three are fascinated by the painting, discussing it at length in Mr. Hallward's house. The lord is a notorious man, with a well- deserved evil reputation, warned by many to stay away from him. Nevertheless Gray's a lonely orphan, needs excitement in his dreary life, Wotton tells Dorian to have fun while he is still young, it will not last long.
Gray has good looks, and like a moth to a flame the boy can't resist. Dorian wishes that the portrait ages while he remains young, as time goes by, Dorian would give his soul for that, Lord Henry laughs at the oath, strangely his request is fulfilled shortly afterwards.
Dorian meets a beautiful seventeen- year- old actress, both fall madly in love, later the nervous Sibyl Vane, gives a really bad performance in front of Gray , and his two friends, Wotton, Hallward, the young gentleman is crushed , and so disappointed he leaves her.
Sibyl then kills herself, James her brother had pledged to annihilate anyone who harms his sister, he will cause Mr.
Gray much concern subsequently. The wicked lord tells the distraught youth to forget about it, "Eternal youth, infinite passion, pleasures subtle and secrets, wild joy and wilder sins".
All this and only the picture to show its evil, a great bargain Dorian feels. Rumors abound about Dorian, they the people look at his face and see only purity, Gray continues his hedonistic life, murder , another suicide and a killing results In a locked, quiet, dark room upstairs at his home, where the curious Mr. Gray keeps the picture, it Grotesquely Changes, whenever more wickedness is committed by the owner. The ugly side of Dorian, only he sees Later into the shadows , Dorian goes to get opium, he wants salvation through drugs, blackout his memories but gloom is everywhere, a thick atmosphere of foreboding, intense desperation and immense helplessness, prevails.
Reaching for something, that will save his poor soul, make him feel worthwhile that life has some meaning, is all lost? A mournful torrent rushes Dorian forward always forward, into the abyss, the darkness, the endless unknown regions, next oblivion?
The light is going out, Dorian must face his destiny, he couldn't escape himself View all 31 comments. From Dorian's emotional movements, Lord Henry's advice, or Basil Hallward's soulfulness, it is possible for one to take a deeper look into himself and to make new solutions to social behavior. There are many auspicious conclusions to be drawn. The work is original, and the work shines in anarchist accents within this authenticity.
It is a work to be considered, questioned and scrutinized Weiber, die einen hassen, sind viel interessanter. View all 5 comments. I really don't know why goodreads deleted the rating of my favourite book, but as it seems it happened?! XD I'll definitely reread it one day and will write a proper review, because this book deserves such an awesome in-depth review that 3. That's a promise! Jan 06, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Shelves: I don't know what I was quite expecting here.
It's a psychological horror story with a lot of comic relief, in the form of the endless witty paradoxes. After page 30 you are thinking that if Lord Henry makes just one more crack you're going to knock his monocle off his family crest and grind it underfoot.
Oscar often clearly thinks he's being hilarious with his wit with a capital W — and maybe it's me, but Oscar Wilde often sounds like a parody of Oscar Wilde, like in the Monty Python sketch WHIS I don't know what I was quite expecting here.
Your Majesty is like a stream of bat's piss. It was one of Wilde's. I, um, I, ah, I merely meant, Your Majesty, that, ah, you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around is dark. Oh, ho-ho, very good. But of course, some of it is very good stuff: The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
I never know where my wife is, and my wife never knows what I am doing. When we meet we tell each other the most absurd stories with the most serious faces. The fact was, one of her married daughters had come up quite suddenly to stay with her, and to make matters worse, had actually brought her husband.
One of those middle-aged mediocrities so common in London clubs who have no enemies but are thoroughly disliked by their friends. But his character Lord Henry goes on and on with the wit and the aphorisms She is a peacock in everything but beauty…she tried to found a salon and only succeeded in opening a restaurant…. One can't stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. And you get a lot of guff about women No woman is a genius. A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
As for conversation, there are only five women in London worth talking to, and two of these can't be admitted into decent society. Oh, how rude of me — Oscar, allow me to introduce Captain Beefheart. Then there's the necessarily undeclared but pretty open gayness. How the two older men worship this young Adonis Dorian — they openly salivate!
He says to Lord Henry 30 minutes after meeting him: I feel I must come with you. Do let me. And you will promise to talk to me all the time? No one talks so wonderfully as you do. What a flirt. I don't think boys talk to each other like this anymore. They're a little more discreet these days. So as the story saunters along, and at a couple of points you think there never will be a story, the banter and the brittle conversations die away and Dorian, his portrait miraculously ageing instead of him, realises he can "sin" without consequence.
He turns into a vicious voluptuary, a promiscuous profligate, an effulgent epicurean and a licentious libertine. In time the word gets round, and society reacts with the strongest possible disapproval: He was very nearly blackballed at a West End club… and it was said that on one occasion when he was brought by a friend into the smoking-room of the Churchill, the Duke of Berwick and another gentleman got up in a marked manner and went out.
That would cut a fellow to the very quick, though, wouldn't it. What would be the modern equivalent? There isn't one. Both Dorian and the novel turn strange. You might think that the life of a young handsome sensualist would consist of orgies and opium, roofies and deflorations, and maybe a black mass thrown in for kicks, with goats and orphans, but you would be wrong. Dorian plunges into a life of strange obsessions — for ten pages we get elaborate lists of a perfumes, b jewels, c tapestries, and d world music — yes, that came as a surprise to me too: He used to give curious concerts in which mad gypsies tore wild music from little zithers or grave yellow-shawled Tunisians plucked at the strained strings of monstrous lutes So WOMAD then.
Dorian collects instruments like the furuparis, human bone flutes, sonorous green jaspers, the clarin, the teponazali, some yotl-bells and a Stratocaster made from the skulls of Tibetan lamas.
No, I made up the last one. But this is a real quote: I was kind of disappointed. Is this really debauchery? I don't think Ozzy Osbourne would recognise it as such. With the change of gear in the book, we find that Oscar can come out with some quite extraordinary sentences. Here is a favourite: There are few of us who have not sometimes wakened before dawn, either after one of those dreamless nights that make us almost enamoured of death, or one of those nights of horror and misshapen joy, when through the chambers of the brain sweep phantoms more terrible than reality itself, and instinct with that vivid life that lurks in all grotesques, and that lends to Gothic art its enduring vitality, this art being, one might fancy, especially the art of those whose minds have been troubled with the malady of reverie.
Oscar's solitary novel is a gothic tale of a man who came to think that he could commit sin without consequence. And he couldn't. It's either curiously conservative — God will smite you down, there's no escape, and nor should there be — or it's a coded message of revolution: I think Oscar became a convert to some form of socialism round about the time he wrote his novel, so I'm going with the latter interpretation. It suits me. I think there are fifty shades of Dorian Gray even now cashing in their half million dollar bonuses and thinking that they'll be young and invulnerable forever.
But vengeance will come like a thief in the night. Part of the deal is that a full-length portrait of Dorian will age and record his sins, whereas he remains unblemished. Picking one quote from this book was like being asked to read just one book for the rest of your life - nigh-on impossible.
I hadn't even thought about how difficult it would be until Tes "Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. I hadn't even thought about how difficult it would be until Tes instagram paperbackbones pointed this out and then I got sucked into a vortex of reading different Wilde quotes online This book has achieved a significant title in my reading life; the title of "Favourite Classic".
It totally blew me away. To be honest, I only vaguely knew the storyline before picking this one up having encountered Dorian Gray in the TV show Penny Dreadful, but not the specific story that Wilde had created.
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