Review of the famous Oscar Wilde Novel: The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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In one of his most famous literary works, Oscar Wilde has described the story of a young and handsome man in his novel The Picture Of Dorian Gray. Who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal beauty and youth. The story of moral destruction went viral when it first appeared in 1890. However, even though Wilde was assaulted for the novel’s defiling influence. He reacted that there is, truth be told, “a horrible good in Dorian Gray.”

A couple of years after the fact, the book and the stylish/moral situation it introduced became issues in the preliminaries occasioned by Wilde’s gay contacts, which brought about his detainment.

“Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.”

Oscar Wilde


Dorian Gray is a youthful and attractive man. Whose well-off companion Lord Henry takes him to a craftsmanship adoring painter, Basil Hallward. The painter paints a magnificent piece of Dorian Gray that makes him wish never to grow older and retain his beauty and youth. His wish of remaining evergreen is fulfilled, and thus the Painting ages while Dorian remains ever-young. The result is calamity. Oscar Wilde has made an exciting story that doesn’t end cheerfully. Yet closes with our agreeable Lord Henry trilling.

Any individual who has perused sensational fiction (Oscar Wilde specifically) won’t think it’s easy to see the style of the story’s account as nearer to dramatization than a novel. Wilde isn’t fixated on depicting settings in detail as an author with a productive bowed would be. However, the quickness of depiction is unbelievably shrouded in the warm and thoughtful discussions that fill the novel’s vast majority. The quips of Lord Henry shoot bolts of delicate parody on various components of society. Good is in not being too different from one’s mates. Moreover, the grotesque and dumb get the best of it in this world.

The novel’s primary focus is the devil’s bargain. Which isn’t a very new concept in literary writings. In the book, Dorian sells his soul to the devil in exchange for his youth and beauty, which he values the most. “The Picture of Dorian Gray” splendidly portrays not many general topics, such as shallowness, narcissism, and cold-bloodedness. As the youngster’s life proceeds, he becomes increasingly more influenced by his mystery, making up more unusual moves.

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

The three main characters of the novel form a very balanced blend. Basil joins Dorian, a youthful, innocent and handily controlled kid, toward the beginning. As much as he is one-sided because of his inclination, the latter also puts Dorian’s acceptance first. Master Henry gangs the force. He attempted to overwhelm the youngster. Henry had halfway succeeded in his attempt.
The novel goes deep inside human psychology and its aims. The discoursed could be examined for quite a long time – they were exceptional. Particularly canny ones were the ones between Lord Henry and Dorian. Even though a great deal of it tends to be discovered hostile these days. Lord Henry’s personality can be somewhat bold.

Despite being published more than a decade ago. The novel’s aura matches the carelessness and the vulgarity of today’s world. There is no zeal, no greed and fixation towards the joys of the faculties. A way of life prepared to adjust to the impulses of what excellence wants, equal to the Sufi line of thought. It is the absence of a decision in controlling one’s enchantment towards all that is erotic. It is a profound calling from inside. The novel’s center to find in the repetitiveness of schedule a core of wonder. Which continues at that point, to contact all things and like Midas makes them flawless.

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