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Main characters Dorian Gray-- 20 years old at the beginning of the book and around 40 at the end A very handsome young man he stays young because he sold his soul to the devil Lord Henry Wotton-- An intelligent man who has a theory for every- thing He has alot of influence on Dorian Basil Hallward-- An artist painter He gets his inspiration from Dorian He worships Dorian He gets killed by Dorian later on Theme-- The moral corruption of a young man who enters into a pact with the devil in order to keep his youth and physical beauty Setting The story is set in London at the end of the 19th century Story out-line Its about a young and handsome man of the high class Dorian Gray He poses for Basil a painter where he meets Lord Henry They become good friends He changes Dorian because of his theories When Basil is finished with the picture and Dorian sees it he feels almost desperate when he realizes that he will grow old and the portrait will remain young He is prepared to give his soul to make the opposite occur Then Dorian falls in love with a young actress named Sybil Vane He askes her to marry him and she accepts Dorian goes to her performance with Lord Henry and Basil Sybils performance is quite bad she explains to Dorian that now she knows what love is she cannot imitate it any longer Hes very disappointed and breaks up with her Meanwhile the expression of his face on the portrait seems to have changed slightly showing a touch of cruelty Sybil commits suicide Basil asks if he can exhibit the portrait but Dorian refuses He locks the portrait in a room upstairs After his visits to notorious places in London he watches his ageing portrait and compares it to his own beautiful face Thirteen years later he shows Basil
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