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Title of Paper Oscar Wildes Picture of Dorian Gray Click Here For Research Papers OnlineA Picture of Dorian GrayBasils Changes As Related To Wildes Opinion On ArtOscar Wilde author of The Picture of Dorian Gray makes Basils lifechangedrastically by having him paint a portrait of Dorian Gray and expresstoo much of himselfin it which in Wildes mind is a troublesome obstacle to circumvent Wilde believesthat the artist should not portray any of himself in his work so whenBasil does this it ishe who creates his own downfall not DorianWilde introduces Basil to Dorian when Basil begins to notice Dorianstaring athim at a party Basil suddenly became conscious that someone waslooking at him He turned halfway around and saw Dorian Gray for the first timeWilde 24 Basilimmediately notices him however Basil is afraid to talk to him Hisreason for this isthat he does not want any external influence in his life Wilde24 This is almost aparadox in that it is eventually his own internal influence thatdestroys him Wilde doesthis many times throughout the book He loved using paradoxes and thatis why LordHenry the character most similar to Wilde is quoted as being calledPrice Paradox Although Dorian and Basil end up hating each other they do enjoymeeting each otherfor the first time Basil finds something different about Dorian Hesees him in adifferent way than he sees other men Dorian is not only beautiful toBasil but he is alsogentle and kind This is when Basil falls in love with him and beginsto paint the pictureBasil begins painting the picture but does not tell anyone about itincludingDorian because he knows that there is too much of himself in it LordHenry discoversthe painting and asks Basil why he will not display it Lord Henrythinks that it is sobeautiful it should be displayed in a museum Basil argues that thereason he will notdisplay the painting is because he is afraid that he
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