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There are three major events or conflicts in the book which contribute to the overall plot of the book The three being Sibyls death along with Dorians lack of sympathy the changing of the portrait and lastly the fast foreword of the book by 18 years In the beginning of chapter nine Basil had entered Dorians home hoping to console Dorian due to the suicide of Sibyl Vane Dorian took the situation very lightly and treated it as just another chapter of his life He sees the death as being an artistic expression which I think is absurd And besides my dear old Basil if you really want to console me teach me rather to forget what has happened or to see it from a proper artistic point of view pg 124 Dorian Gray Basil was sort of taken a back from what Dorian had said because it was as if you had no heart no pity in you pg 122 Basil He knows who had done this to Dorian and whom that made him so cold hearted It is all Harrys influence I see that pg122 Basil Basil knows from the day he had met Dorian he was a very impressionable individual and worships Lord Henrys every word Basil knew that Lord Henry had told Dorian to forget about Sibyl and move on with life Dont waste your tears over Sibyl Vane pg 117 Lord Henry This discussion about Sibyls death and Lord Henrys influence sort of foreshadowed the events to come Dorian was very stern and rude to Basil and treated him as an unworthy friend This is the reason for him to loose contact with Basil for 18 years As for Lord Henry Dorian was very kind and attentive with him which allowed them to keep their friendship for much longer In chapter 7 thats when Dorian discovered the change of the painting The expression looked different
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