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The Picture of Dorian Gray (ch. 13-20)

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What does Dorian promise to show Basil as he takes him to the attic?
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"Dorian Gray glanced at the Picture, and suddenly an uncontrollable feeling of hatred for Basil Hallward came over him, as though it had been suggested to him by the image on the canvas, whispered into his ear by those grinning lips" (115).

This shows the influence that the portrait has on Dorian's life. He no longer controls the portrait, the portrait is now controlling him.
"How quickly it all had been done! He felt strangely calm, and, walking over to the window, opened it, and stepped out on the balcony... He did not even glance at the murdered man. He felt that the secret of the whole thing was to not realize the situation. The friend who had painted the fatal portrait to which all his misery had been due, had gone out of his life. That was enough" (116).

Dorian doesn't show even a hint of remorse at killing his friend, indicating that Dorian's compassion and empathy have disappeared, with his humanity being next.
"The man had to touch him twice on the shoulder before he woke, and as he opened his eyes a faint smiled [sic] passed across his lips, as though he had been lost in some delightful dream. Yet he had not dreamed at all. His night had been untroubled by any images of pleasure or of pain. But youth smiles without any reason" (118).

This shows that Dorian feels no remorse for his murder of Basil Hallward, he acts like it never happens, indicating that his humanity is gone.