The picture of Dorian Gray

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The picture of Dorian Gray by Mind Map: The picture of Dorian Gray

1. Victorian times

1.1. It was a long period of peace, prosperity, refined sensibilities and national self-confidence for Britain

1.2. Victorian novels tend to be idealised

1.2.1. difficult lives in which hard work, perseverance, love and luck win out in the end; virtue would be rewarded and wrongdoers are suitably punished

1.2.2. Literature written during this period was changing as a result of the events that were happening. Religious beliefs were being challenged by many different viewpoints

1.3. "Victorian morality" can describe any set of values that espouse sexual restraint, low tolerance of crime and a strict social code of conduct.

2. Oscar Wilde

2.1. He was the pin up boy of the aesthetic movement

2.2. "All art is quite useless"

2.2.1. "art has no value on its own, we give art value for what it produces in us "

3. Characters

3.1. Basil Hallward

3.1.1. He believes that everyone has goodness in them, he is a truly "englishman ", because every thing he said isn't right or wrong its acceptable

3.2. Lord Henry Wotton

3.2.1. " selfish aristocrat has the whole world at his hands, he does what he pleases because he no one would ever dare to say something to him, he's also a very analytical person "

3.2.1.1. Every thing he does is to see how basil reacts

3.3. Dorian Gray

3.3.1. has a very amazing personality, he generates a person like basil to grow pale. he's like the devil he has a very charming personality but you get absorbed by it

4. Aesthetic movement

4.1. "Art for Art's sake"

4.1.1. art needs no justification, that it need serve no purpose, and that the beauty of the fine arts is reason enough for pursuing them

4.1.2. "no connection between art and morality, and tended to hold that the arts should provide refined sensuous pleasure, rather than convey moral or sentimental messages

4.2. "live intensely, with an ideal of beauty"

5. "all art is quite useless"

5.1. art is a creation that is not meant to offend or to have meaning. It is a beauty, and nothing more

5.2. Art is a reflection of the spectator and not the artist

5.2.1. Seeing ugliness in art, is seeing ugliness in oneself

6. Lord Henry and Basil

6.1. “Poets are not so scrupulous as you are. They know how useful passion is for publication. Nowadays a broken heart will run to many editions.”

6.1.1. Basil gets angry "I hate them for it", because artists put their on lives in art, because artists have lost the abstract sense of beauty