The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Throughout the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, author Wilde’s talks about the influence of

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Henry that causing the effect of the Henry characterization toward the point of view regard to

women, marriage and love. In the text, Dorian exposes to the influence of Henry. For instance,

after Sibyl’s death incident causing Dorian having an emotional breakdown. At this moment,

Henry offering Dorian some suggestions, however, the reflection of Dorian emotion afterward

can seem a drastic change from sympathy to indifference toward the incident of his lover sibyl’s,

thus Henry represented a strong imagine of influences of Dorian. His advise for Dorian can

penetrate deeply goes into his mind.

One way that Lord Henry influences Dorian by using his advised to manipulates him. For

example, “You can come to my sister’s box. She has got some smart women with her” (113).

Wilde’s implies that Dorian shouldn’t regret about Sibyl death, but rather he should get engage of

knowing other females from his sister’s box. Initially, Dorian views the Sibyl’s death as his fault.

His presence is the solely reason that behind the death of Sibyl’s. Wilde’s expresses his view of

women when Dorian’s mention ” You are shallow and stupid. My God! How mad I was to love

with you! What a fool I have been”(102). Wilde view that women without any artistic talent are

considered worthless. Another example, Dorian asks forgiveness from Sibyl’s before he heard

the news about the death of Sibyl’s by writing a letter to expresses his absurd action as sorrow,

regret and forgive .”He covered page after page of wild words of sorrow and wilder words of

pain” (111). The contrast between the Dorian whom have his own thought and the Dorian follow

thoroughly what Henry says can be seen as a greater diverge person. Once Dorian established the

root of what the Henry tells him, and Dorian will follow the road that causing Basil to view him

differently. For example, Dorian responds of ” I met Lady Gwendolen, Harry’s sister, for the first

time. We were in her box. She is perfectly charming”(122). Wilde’s implies, Dorian is a creature

that easily controlled by the hand of Henry’s and he can change his behavior and action after he’s

listening to Henry advise of Sibyl’s death.

As the novel progressive, Basil engages further conversation with Dorian’s. He realizes Dorian’s

is not the same Dorian he knew when Dorian says ‘”A man who is master of himself can end a

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