I read a book called ,,The Picture of Dorian Gray" by famous writer Oscar Wilde, this book was his only novel. In the London home of his aunt, Lady Brandon, the famous painter Basil Hallward encounters Dorian Gray. Dorian is a smart, wealthy, and impossibly gorgeous young man who immediately captures Basil's eye. Basil paints Dorian several times. When the book starts the artist is finishing his first portrait of Dorian as he truly sees him, but, as he admits to his companion Lord Henry Wotton, the painting frustrates him because it reveals too much of his feeling for his subject. Lord Henry, who enjoys scandalizing his friends by celebrating beauty, youth, and the selfish quest of satisfaction, disagrees, claiming that the portrait is perfect. Dorian arrives at the studio, and Basil hesitantly introduces him to Lord Henry, who he scares will have a harmful influence on the vulnerable, young Dorian.
Movie was well done. None too big cuts. All good quotations were present but it felt to me that in some places they were a bit too forced (crammed together). Alltogether I liked the movie and it gave away the meaning of the book pretty well. The storyteller explaines in the beginning that Harry likes to play with people. Not good. The novel has no reference to Dorian being painted with an Egyptian goddess shaped like a cat who could grant his wish, as the film has. Appears throughout the whole movie. Girls signs the painting- Glaidis, Basils niece. Dorian stole her heart. Also important in later recognising the corpse. In Wilde's original, Sybil Vane is a Shakespearean actress whom Dorian observes playing Juliet, rather than the gifted dance-hall singer seen in this film. This necessitates altering Dorian's motive for breaking up with her
The picture of Dorian Gray The novel ,,The picture of Dorian Gray" was written by an Irish writer Oscar Wilde. It was first publised in a newspaper in 1890. At first, the book gained a lot of criticism and the author decided to change some parts of the book. The new verison was publised a year later after the former verison was released. The novel narratates a story of a wealthy, handsome, young man named Dorian Gray. When a very talented artist called Basil Hallward meets Dorian Gray, he is absolutely amazed by Gray's flawless looks. Basil decides to paint a picture of Gray, to honour his beauty. But Basil has one problem, he doesn't want that decent Gray and his friend lord Henry would ever meet. But that happens and when lord Henry tells Dorian about his view of world, Dorian gets infulenced and wishes to never age. He wishes to always maintain the same looks as he has on the picture that Basil painted of him. By lord Henry's influences, Dorian starts to change his
The Price of Everlasting Youth Everlasting youth is something that people value most when they are already older. But Dorian captured the ideal moment which he wanted to be eternal. His decision was influenced by Harry's ideas and the portrait of him where he saw how beautiful he was. Dorian wished that he could remain young forever and his portrait would get older. Harry was a friend of Basil's, the artist who painted Dorian's picture, and he had quite peculiar ideas of life. He told Dorian that youth is the most relevant in life and that everyone should enjoy it. Basil knew that Harry wouldn't be good influence for young boy, but he wasn't able to prevent their encounter. Over time Harry's ideas fix in Dorian's mind and he changes into someone that he was not like before. When his first love, Sibyl Vane, who was an actress in a cheap theatre, disappoints him, he is very callous towards her
Oscar Wilde was born on 16th October 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. His parents were well known and attracted a degree of gossip for their extravagant lifestyles. Oscar Wilde proved to be a student of great talent. He was awarded a scholarship to Trinity College Dublin. Here he studied the classics, in particular developing an interest in the Greek philosophers and the Hellenistic view of life. He also really cherished his youth, which probably was the inspiration for the book The picture of Dorian Gray. "To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early or be respectable." - Oscar Wilde The picture of Dorian Gray This book talks about a young man called Dorian Gray, who doesn't age. Instead a portrait, which is painted of him shows all the changes Dorian is going trough. That is somehow making Dorian evil, he starts enjoying life at first, but later on his actions take a darker turn
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Introduction The Picture of Dorian Gray came out in 1891, in Estonian 1929. It is the only published novel written by Oscar Wilde and also considered as a classic gothic horror fiction with a little bit of philosophy in it. I decided to read this book in Estonian, because I have two books in this language available at home. The book I read was published by Eesti Päevaleht in 2007 and it consists of 184 pages. The story is centred on Dorian Gray, a young man of great beauty and on his portrait, painted by Basil Hallward
The picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890. We meet our three central characters at the beginning of the book, when painter Basil Hallward and his close friend, Lord Henry Wotton, are discussing the subject of Basil's newest painting, about handsome young man named Dorian Gray. Henry told Basil that it's his best work yet and should it sent to the best art gallery in London. Basil refuses to send, because he has pu too much of himself into it. Lord Henry wants to meet this mysterious boy, but Basil doesn't want him to because he's afraid that Henry will change and influence Dorian by his clever words. However, Lord Henry gets his wish--Dorian shows up that very afternoon. The both men thinks that Dorian is very good-looking man with his bright blue eyes and gold hair
Maris Süld The Price of Everlasting Youth Everything in this life has a price, especially things you could not normally get like the everlasting youth. In the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, a young man called Dorian gets it, but it does not come free. To start with, the book is full of evil. It talks about the evil, that lies inside humans, and when it comes out, there is nothing we can do. Dorian Gray had the same problem. At the beginning of the book he was a very wealthy, intelligent man with a very high status. His beauty charmed others. Basil Hallward was inspired to draw his portrait in order to preserve his beauty and youth. With Lord Henry practically "brain-washing" Dorian, he recognised