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The Comparison of Dorian Gray to Lord Henry and Sibyl Vane Oscar Wildes 19th century The Picture of Dorian Gray portrays a young nave man Dorian Gray who begins to change because of Lord Henry Wottons negative influence on him likewise Dorian influences Sibyl Vane as a result of Henrys influence on him Because of Henrys influence Dorians attitude towards women and his respect for women change for the worse Because of Dorians influence on Sibyl she commits suicide Wilde first portrays Dorian as a sweet sensitive man whom everyone admires He was described as a wonderful young man He was not concerned with money or power One day Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton through a mutual friend Basil Hallward This is the beginning of the end for Dorian because Lord Henrys influence pollutes his mind Although Lord Henry states that all influence is immoral he nonetheless changes Dorian Lord Henry gives Dorian a book about a man who seeks beauty in evil pleasures Dorian becomes this man Lord Henry tells Dorian Women represent the triumph of matter over mind men represent the triumph of mind over morals Lord Henry means that women are beautiful but stupid and men are smart but have no morals Lord Henrys theory corrupts Dorians view of women As Dorian acts on the beliefs of Lord Henry the portraits beauty becomes corrupted Dorian meets a young nave girl Sibyl Vane who is an actress in a small theatre Dor ian immediately falls in love with her After a play one night Dorian gets angry with Sibyl because she does not want to be an actress anymore Theres more to life than just one passion says Sibyl Now that she has met Dorian she says she will never be a good actress again Dorian says You have killed my love and You are shallow and stupid Dorians influence on Sibyl causes her to be shallow and vain
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