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The Picture of Dorian Gray- Chapter 13
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They walked softly, as men do instinctively at night.
From the very beginning of the chapter Dorian seems to be leading basil to death very secretive and elusive perhaps Gothic
I tell you the thing is impossible.
Basil's reaction to the painting
Each of us has heaven and hell in him Basil', cried Dorian with a gesture of Wild despair
Dorian implies that his two characteristic extremes seem to be natural and apply in absolutely everybody
"You told me you had destroyed it." "I was wrong. It has destroyed me."
Dorian insists the painting is the corruption of him
This is the face of a satyr It is the face of my soul.
Satyr Greek mythology- woodland Demi-God, represented in grotesque form
Christ! What a thing I must have worshipped! It has the eyes of a devil'
God and devil in same phrase. Basil shocked at what he sees
I worshipped you too much. I am punished for it. You were shipped yourself too much. We are both punished
Punishment for aestheticness- unusual?
Suddenly an uncontrollable feeling of hatred for Basil came over him
Dorian starts to feel hate- portrait influenced
As though it had been suggested to him by the image on the canvas whispered into his ear by those governing lips
Portrait as Dorian's soul reveals true feelings. Evil
he rushed at him and dug the knife into the great vein that is behind the ear crushing the man's head down on the table and stabbing again and again
Very sudden and violent nature quickens the novel. Almost as of Dorian has been possessed by the portrait
It was like a dreadful wax image
The simile converts basil to mere art. It shows disrespect. Perhaps Dorians opinion of art is lesser because of the portrait
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