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This story is about wanting to stay young and not knowing the consequences of such a desireEverything starts out in Basil Hallwards studio Basil is a painter that is obsessed with Dorian Grey a young beautiful gentleman that catches everyones eye On this particular day Basil is accompanied by Lord Henry one of his close friends Dorian posses for a portrait and then retires to the garden with Lord Henry They talk about youth and its great importance about how it shouldnt be taken for granted etc When the picture is finished Dorian makes a simple wish He asks for his picture to grow old instead of himDorian keeps the picture and is fond of his new friend Lord Henry They go everywhere together and Henry teaches Dorian new things about life that he never knew existedDorian falls in love with an actress from the lower sides of London But after she messes up in one of her plays he despises her and decides never to see her again He goes home and realizes that his picture has changed it had grown old The next day he is told that the actress he used to admire had committed suicide Dorian fells no sorrow and Lord Henry tells him to take it as if it were just part of a play a tragic scene that had come to a dramatic end He realizes that his stupid wish had come true so he decides to hide the painting so no one else can see itAs the years go by people start to hate the once beloved Dorian Grey Rumors are spread that he is a bad influence and that evil follows him wherever he goes Many people dont believe that nonsense and are still blown away by his ravaging good looks They cant believe that such a handsome man can do such terrible thingsThen one night Basil visits him They have a chat about the reputation that
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