History YMMV / ThePictureOfDorianGray

18th Oct '17 2:42:06 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Basil's assumptions about Dorian he told Harry in the beginning of a novel, and his behavior RetConned by Dorian - treating him with the jealousy [[SelfProclaimedLoveInterest only a lover would have the privilege for]]; accusing him of cruelly and intentionally [[YouKnowWhatYouDid playing with the feelings]] '''he can't even know about'''; even complimenting him all the time which could easily make Dorian uncomfortable, weren't he blissfully ignorant; the MadonnaWhoreComplex nature of his desire - though doesn't nullify his good intention, but his love doesn't come across as an idealizable one either.

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Basil's assumptions about Dorian he told Harry in the beginning of a novel, and his behavior RetConned by Dorian - treating him with the jealousy [[SelfProclaimedLoveInterest only a lover would have the privilege for]]; accusing him of cruelly and intentionally [[YouKnowWhatYouDid playing with the feelings]] '''he can't even know about'''; even complimenting him all the time which could easily make Dorian uncomfortable, weren't he blissfully ignorant; the MadonnaWhoreComplex nature of his desire - though doesn't nullify his good intention, but his love doesn't come across as an idealizable one either.



* ValuesDissonance: Homosexuality.
** There is also Mr. Isaccs, the owner of the theater where Sibyl acts, who is described in very unflattering terms, and is the book's singularly Jewish character.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Besides the eponymous painting that Hallward made of Dorian, he also painted several others of the lad in classical attitude -- such as Narcissus, the Grecian who was heartrendingly beautiful, and cursed to fall in love with his own reflection and starve to death, while nymphs died for his love out of his sight.

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* ValuesDissonance: Homosexuality.
ValuesDissonance:
** There is also The topic of homosexuality.
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Mr. Isaccs, the owner of the theater where Sibyl acts, who is described in very unflattering terms, and is the book's singularly Jewish character.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Besides the eponymous painting that Hallward made of Dorian, he also painted several others of the lad in classical attitude -- such
Isaccs's characterization as Narcissus, the Grecian who a GreedyJew was heartrendingly beautiful, and cursed to fall in love with his own reflection and starve to death, while nymphs died particularly anti-Semitic even for his love out of his sight.its time.
29th Aug '17 6:41:00 PM WillBGood
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* WTHCostumingDepartment: The 1970 film (fittingly enough). [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7ffqintRB1qcufrzo1_500.jpg Just look at that coat.]] Even blaxploitation movie pimps would find that tacky and offensive.

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* WTHCostumingDepartment: The 1970 film (fittingly enough). [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7ffqintRB1qcufrzo1_500.[[https://balladeer.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/secret-of-dorian-gray.jpg Just look at that coat.]] Even blaxploitation movie pimps would find that tacky and offensive.
16th Aug '17 2:00:41 AM Dash_Harber
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** There is also Mr. Isaccs, the owner of the theater where Sibyl acts, who is described in very unflattering terms, and is the book's singularly Jewish character.
16th Aug '17 1:56:29 AM Dash_Harber
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** Also Lord Henry. Was his corruption of Dorian a targeted attack on Dorian? Did he enjoy the results? Or was the outcome simply the result of his [[{{MotorMouth}} particular]] [[{{CommanderContrarian}} eccentricities]]? The novel tends to indicate he at least had intention, but whether the result was his intended outcome or not is up for debate.
30th Mar '17 12:02:46 AM perfectpieces
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* MemeticMutation: Anyone looking much younger than their age is often jokingly stated to have an "ugly portrait in his/her attic."

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* MemeticMutation: Anyone looking much younger than their age is often jokingly stated to have an "ugly portrait in his/her their attic."
7th Sep '16 8:05:47 PM DrOO7
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* MemeticMutation: Anyone looking much younger than their age is often jokingly stated to have an "ugly portrait in his/her attic."
27th Apr '16 2:18:16 PM GothicProphet
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* WTHCostumingDepartment: The 1970 film (fittingly enough). [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7ffqintRB1qcufrzo1_500.jpg Just look at that coat.]] Even blaxploitation movie pimps would find that tacky and offensive.

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* WTHCostumingDepartment: The 1970 film (fittingly enough). [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7ffqintRB1qcufrzo1_500.jpg Just look at that coat.]] Even blaxploitation movie pimps would find that tacky and offensive.offensive.
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19th Jan '16 2:34:50 PM Temmere
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* InformedAttractiveness: Inevitably Dorian.
9th Oct '15 5:53:57 PM Pallo
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* OneSceneWonder: Morton Lowry as the alcoholic Adrian Singleton.

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* OneSceneWonder: Morton Lowry as the alcoholic Adrian Singleton.Singleton in the 1945 version.
9th Oct '15 5:53:19 PM Pallo
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* OneSceneWonder: Morton Lowry as the alcoholic Adrian Singleton.
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