The Picture of Dorian Grey

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The Picture of Dorian Grey By: Oscar Wilde (and subsequently Skyler Knopp) An Analysis of Character and Plot Exposition: Dorian Grey is a wealthy, extremely handsome man in 19 th century England. Inciting Incident : A painter becomes enamored with Dorian’s beauty and paints a picture of him. Dorian gets this picture enchanted so that anything bad happening to the picture (aging, sinning, physical harm) happens to the picture instead of him. Rising action: Dorian leaves a trail of broken hearts in young women and business partners. Climax: No matter what he does, Dorian cannot regain his happiness or contentment: his picture will not revert back to its original form. He is too afraid to even look at its horrificness, he must ask the painter if it has changed when he does “good deeds”. Falling action: Dorian looks at his picture and is so horrified he stabs the picture. Dénouement: Dorian physically dies and becomes withered and disgusting like the picture, while the picture itself returns to
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course ENGLISH ENC1105 taught by Professor Johnsmith during the Spring '11 term at Harrison College.

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