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"NARCISSISM IN OSCAR WILDE’S THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY"

posted Jun 13, 2016, 12:01 PM by Muayad Jajo   [ updated Jun 13, 2016, 1:09 PM ]
   
  with Mrs. Kizhan Salar
   
Dorian Gray’s consciousness of his beauty is fostered by people’s compliments. Realizing that this beauty is transient, he purchases immortal youth in return for his soul and gradually sinks into a life of dissipation. Though he remains eternally handsome, a portrait of himself chronicles into a hideous facial feature every evil deed he commits. Gray destroys the portrait in an attempt to evade any reminder of the sinful life he is leading. As a result, his own face suddenly turns into a living replica of the very portrait he has destroyed. The final realization that “ugliness is the only reality” synopsizes Oscar Wilde’s theory of Narcissism in the novel.

KOMAR UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH 
THE SHOWROOM 
B-02 
THURSDAY 
JUNE 16, 2016 
2:00 P.M.