The Murder Of Art From The Sou


When an artist composes a great piece of work, he puts his heart into it. Part of that person is invested into its creation, which makes it more than just a statue in the park, or a picture on a wall. In Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, more than the artist’s heart is put into his painting. Basil Hallward, an artist, paints an amazing lifelike portrait of a man named Dorian Gray. From the moment that these two men met, it was clear that Hallward was infatuated with Gray, and there are several indirect references in the book that he is in love with him-though the author never states either is a homosexual.
The painting changes Dorian’s life in ways ...

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painting, he decides to get rid of this dreaded piece of art once and for all. Dorian takes the same knife that he killed Hallward with, and stabs the portrait of his older self. A sudden scream echo’s, leading the servants to his room a short time later. There, dead on the floor, is an old unrecognizable man who they find out is Dorian. The only evidence that this thing was once Dorian Gray was by the rings on his hands. He lay there, dead on the floor, with a knife stabbed through his heart. Hanging on the wall was a portrait of his, but it was him in his younger years-his youth.
He spent his last living moments as a young person, as he had since the picture was painted. He died as an old man, his real age, “withered, and wrinkled.” These details included by the author at the books conclusion explain that while Dorian stabbed the picture, he himself was stabbed to death through the heart, and the picture and the person changed places. The picture, now ...

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