Sunday, June 17, 2007
The Picture of Dorian Gray
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Basil Hallward has found his greatest artistic inspiration in a young man named
Dorian Gray. While painting Dorian one day, his friend Lord Henry Wotton expains his philosophy of life to Dorian. That is, the persuit of beauty. Dorian embraces this philosophy and wishes his painting would age instead of him. Wish granted. As time goes on and Dorian slips further down into debauchery and hedonism, his painting begins to show the tell-tale signs of the corruption of his soul.