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Unformatted text preview: ant or sordid. Major Characters 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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