The picture of Dorian Gray: riassunto

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The picture of Dorian Gray: riassunto - Dorian Gray is a giovane ricco aristocratico inglese che a differenza dei suoi coetanei ha un dono particolare; egòli infatti è così avvenente che chiunque lo guardi non puiò fare a meno di rimanere impressionato dai suoi lineamenti e dalla sue bellezza THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY When in 1890 was published "The picture of Dorian Gray", this work was welcomed with scandal and furious polemics, but at the same time it was an enormous success because as Oscar Wilde said: “The public, learning that this book is evil and that should be seized and forbidden by the government, it will race to read it “The story is the life of Dorian Gray.

Dorian Gray is a rich aristocratic young man who, unlike the others, has a particular natural gift: in fact he is so good looking that everyone looks at him is unable to remain unmoved e to his features and his beauty.


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For this reason his friend, the painter Basil Hallword, decides to portray him . When Dorian watch the picture is so amazed by the perfection of his beauty that, not bearing the idea to look older and to lose his own beauty, he expresses the desire to remain young forever. Convinced that the only purpose of the human life is that to realize his wishes and his dreams, together with the friend Lord Henry Wotton he spent his life living only for pleasure, making use of everybody and letting people die because of his insensitivity, the example his fiancée Sybil Vane.

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But the desire of Dorian has been realized, and the signs of the age, experience and vice, instead of destroy him, appear on the portrait that day after day continues to change. Frightened, he decides to hide the picture, and its terrible secret. The years pass and Dorian is always very beautiful, but more and more mysterious , enigmatic and able every cruelty.