Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Picture of Dorian Gray

For one of my school subjects this year, 
I get to read through some classic books,
 and have been really enjoying them so far.
 I’ve read Frankenstein, Last of the Mohicans,
Crime and Punishment, and many more.
Just recently, I finished reading  
The Picture of Dorian Gray. It’s a philosophical
 book with some elements of a good psychological
 horror. The story shows an innocent man’s
 descent into a life of immorality and evil after a
picture is painted of him. Well, it’s more than just
the painting of the picture that sparks the change in him. He realizes how
good looking he is, and falls in love with his own appearance after seeing the
masterfully painted picture. He spontaneously wishes that all signs
of his own age and evil will go into the painting instead. Unbeknownst
 to him at first, his wish is granted.

After a while, he becomes more and more selfish and causes
 immeasurable pain to several people. He also begins to realize
 that his wish has come true as the painting becomes more
 and more hideous, reflecting the person he is becoming inside.
 As the painting changes he becomes more and more paranoid 
about it being discovered, going to greater and greater lengths to
hide his true nature. The book is full of twists and turns, and has a
stunning ending that left me thinking for a while.

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