Essays about: "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

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  1. 1. Forsake Thy Art, Forsake Thyself : A Lacanian Reading of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Andreas Svensson; [2020]
    Keywords : Mirror Stage; Imaginary; Symbolic; Psychoanalysis; The Picture of Dorian Gray;

    Abstract : This essay argues, with the help of Lacanian psychoanalysis, that Dorian Gray, the protagonist in Oscar Wilde’s novel, fails to abide by the rules governed by the culture of society. It is argued that Lacan’s theories about the mirror stage develop Dorian’s character and his realizations of his true self as part of the culture which shapes him. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Immortal Life and Immoral Values of Dorian Gray : A Study of Immortality and Immoral Behavior in The Picture of Dorian Gray

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Martina Edsman; [2018]
    Keywords : Immortality; Immorality; Dorian Gray; Oscar Wilde;

    Abstract : This essay aims to examine how immortality and immoral behavior are represented in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The claim in this essay is that an immortal life is not a desirable life and that it traps you in a paradoxical existence that cannot be desirable. READ MORE

  3. 3. Beautiful corruption: the portrayal of beauty in The picture of Dorian Gray and Lady Audley's secret

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Karoline Müller; [2017]
    Keywords : Lady Audley’s Secret; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Fiction; 19th century; beauty; corruption; Oscar Wilde; Elizabeth Braddon; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The novels Lady Audley’s Secret and The Picture of Dorian Gray both feature a beautiful but corrupted character as protagonist, the corruption of whom only gets revealed slowly to the reader while the fascination for the characters’ beauty is vanishing. This essay is investigating how this beauty is used in the two novels respectively and gives a general overview of contemporary readers’ perception of characters, based on 19th-century novels and reviews of the time. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Different Faces of Narcissism : A Psychoanalytic Reading of The Great Gatsby and The Picture of Dorian Gray

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur

    Author : Ashkan Mir; [2016]
    Keywords : The Great Gatsby; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Jay Gatsby; Dorian Gray; Narcissism; Psychoanalytic literary criticism;

    Abstract : The purpose of this essay is to perform a comparative psychoanalytic reading of The Great Gatsby (1925) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) in terms of the titular characters’ narcissistic behavior. My claim is that Jay Gatsby and Dorian Gray can be seen as different depictions of narcissism. READ MORE

  5. 5. The split human mind and the portrayal of good and evil in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde & Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Caroline Hedlund; [2016]
    Keywords : Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; Robert Louis Stevenson; Dorian Gray; Oscar Wilde; Freud; psychology; split human mind; unconscious; good and evil; dualism; Victorian society; morality; the self; soul and psyche; religion.; Languages and Literatures;

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