Picture of Dorian Gray

Taylor Clay
Mind Map by Taylor Clay, updated more than 1 year ago
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11th grade Sinful Literature Mind Map on Picture of Dorian Gray, created by Taylor Clay on 09/13/2018.

Resource summary

Picture of Dorian Gray
1 Themes
1.1 Innocence & Corruption of Innocence
1.2 Good vs. Evil
1.3 Aestheticism

Annotations:

  • "People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves..." --> "depth of generosity"--> giver ends up hungry & naked (p.33)
  • Emotions = useless
1.3.1 The pursuit of pleasure is tantamount to those of everyone else.
1.3.2 Anything that is pleasurable to the senses
1.4 Youth & Beauty
1.5 Manners vs. Morals

Annotations:

  • DG doesn't need morals
1.5.1 Respectability vs. A Good Chef

Annotations:

  • Saying morals are as important as a good chef
1.5.2 Appearance vs. Reality

Annotations:

  • DG has no morals
1.6 Duality vs. Humans

Annotations:

  • Dorian Gray's internal struggle throughout the book (p. 79)
1.7 Class System

Annotations:

  • By hanging out with Lord Henry, Dorian Gray managed to gain social status.
1.8 Romantic vs. Realistic
1.9 Hedonism

Annotations:

  • The pursuit of pleasure
1.10 Influence & Corruption
2 Important Items from the Work
2.1 The Portrait

Annotations:

  • Is the window to Dorian's soul --> Shows Dorian's true self
  • Dorian's external duality
2.2 The Book

Annotations:

  • Corrupts Dorian
  • Is filled with Lord Henry's beliefs --> aestheticism 
2.3 The Pall/Cover

Annotations:

  • Hides Dorian's true self from everyone else
3 Characters
3.1 Dorian Gray
3.1.1 Alan Campbell
3.1.2 Beauty & Youth
3.1.3 Innocence
3.1.4 Influence & Corruption
3.2 Basil Hallward

Annotations:

  • Represents naivety in society.
  • Basil thinks Dorian is innocent --> Basil is naive and wants to believe the best in people--> Artists are naive for a reason (p. 44)
3.2.1 Innocence
3.3 Lord Henry Wotton

Annotations:

  • Basically portrays the aesthetic thoughts of Oscar Wilde
  • Corrupts Dorian's innocence
3.3.1 Aestheticism

Annotations:

  • The purpose of art
3.3.2 Influence & Corruption
3.4 Sibyl Vain

Annotations:

  • Represents what Lord Henry detests --> innocence and love (p. 33)
3.4.1 James Vain
3.4.2 Mrs. Vain

Annotations:

  • Sees anything and everything as if it's a play/drama --> is disconnected and very superficial
3.4.3 Innocence
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