History Literature / ThePictureOfDorianGray

13th Sep '17 9:00:33 PM NOYB
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* TallDarkAndHandsome: Dorian often becomes this in adaptations instead of blonde haired as he was in the novel, partly because of changing beauty standards.

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: Dorian often becomes this in adaptations instead of blonde blond haired as he was in the novel, partly because of changing beauty standards.
3rd Jul '17 1:05:33 AM Mooncinder
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* EveryoneIsBi: The male gentlemen of the story all have such close and passionate friendships.

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* EveryoneIsBi: The male gentlemen of the story all have such close and passionate friendships.
6th Apr '17 7:05:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheSociopath: Dorian Gray, after he sells his soul for eternal youth



* TheSoulless: Dorian after his DealWithTheDevil



* TheSociopath: Dorian Gray, after he sells his soul for eternal youth
* TheSoulless: Dorian after his DealWithTheDevil
29th Mar '17 4:05:14 PM WillBGood
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* PurpleProse: The whole book, arguably, but if you value twenty minutes of your life, just...don't read Chapter 11. It can be summarized as, "He read books, did things, and had lots of pretty stuff." Arguably, that's the point. The reader feels the tediousness of Dorian's hedonism and can appreciate his jaded attitude. Arguably, the point of Chapter 11 is to compare Dorian's appearance to the items he speaks of. The jewels, etc., are items which one acquires as beauty that can last forever.
** It's also speculated that when his publisher told him that the book was too short, he padded it with those descriptions.

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* PurpleProse: The whole book, arguably, but if you value twenty minutes of your life, just...don't read particularly Chapter 11. It can be summarized as, "He read books, did things, and had lots of pretty stuff." Arguably, that's This may have been to show the point. The reader feels the tediousness of Dorian's hedonism and can appreciate his consequently jaded attitude. Arguably, the point of Chapter 11 is It also serves to compare Dorian's appearance to the items he speaks of. The jewels, etc., are items which one acquires as beauty that can last forever.
** It's
forever. (It's also speculated that when his publisher told him that the book was too short, he padded it with those descriptions.)
29th Mar '17 4:02:51 PM WillBGood
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Dorian keeps his youthful looks for several decades. Many readers assume that Dorian receives immortality, but this is never stated. He simply doesn't show the effects of age, and [[spoiler:doesn't live long enough for death by natural causes to factor into it]].

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Dorian keeps his youthful looks for several decades.about two decades (many adaptations make it seem longer). Many readers assume that Dorian receives immortality, but this is never stated. He simply doesn't show the effects of age, and [[spoiler:doesn't live long enough for death by natural causes to factor into it]].
5th Mar '17 11:49:35 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: In the 2008 MarvelComics adaptation by Roy Thomas, when Basil Hallward is talking about Dorian's ruined acquaintances, he mentions "Lord Kent's only son" and a panel depicting Lord Kent gives him [[{{Superman}} small round wire-framed glasses and dark hair with a distinctive spit curl]].

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* ShoutOut: In the 2008 MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics adaptation by Roy Thomas, when Basil Hallward is talking about Dorian's ruined acquaintances, he mentions "Lord Kent's only son" and a panel depicting Lord Kent gives him [[{{Superman}} small round wire-framed glasses and dark hair with a distinctive spit curl]].
4th Mar '17 10:30:39 PM megagiga43
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* TimeSkip: There's one about 18 years later after Dorian fully embraces the degenerate lifestyle he becomes addicted to.
17th Dec '16 11:48:07 PM overman2099
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Dorian himself suffers this in the ''Deadpool Killustrated'' comic book when he's brutally murdered by Deadpool. Even though the Deadpool in that story was a murderous psychopath, it's pretty difficult to feel much sympathy for Dorian, considering all the horrible things he's done.
17th Dec '16 4:40:49 AM DavidCowie
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* NoodleIncident: Dorian writes something on a card and shows it to Alan Campbell to blackmail him. We never learn what Dorian wrote. Given Alan's horrified reaction about being ruined, as well as other young men from Dorian's sordid past being described as having been ruined and shunned by society, one can guess that it was related to homosexuality, which in Victorian society was viewed as a crime, and would ruin one's life if found out (as indeed Wilde himself was also involved in just such a 'scandal').

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* NoodleIncident: Dorian writes something on a card and shows it to Alan Campbell to blackmail him. We never learn what Dorian wrote. Given Alan's horrified reaction about being ruined, as well as other young men from Dorian's sordid past being described as having been ruined and shunned by society, one can guess that it was related to homosexuality, which in Victorian society was viewed as a crime, and would ruin one's life if found out (as indeed Wilde himself was also involved in just such a 'scandal').
25th Oct '16 10:09:38 AM mirisu92
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* SoulJar: The painting itself.
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