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Major Characters Lord Henry Wotton A nobleman and a close friend of Basil Hallward. Urbane and witty, Lord Henry is perpetually armed and ready with well
phrased epigrams criticizing the moralism and hypocrisy of Victorian society. His pleasure
seeking philosophy of “new Hedonism,” which espouses garnering experiences that stimulate the senses without regard for conventional morality, plays a vital role in Dorian’s development. Major Characters
Major Characters Basil Hallward An artist, and a friend of Lord Henry. Basil becomes obsessed with Dorian after mee...
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