The Picture of Dorian Gray

by

Oscar Wilde

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White and Red

Colors symbolic of purity and innocence and sin and gore populate the story at crucial moments. One of the first noticeable examples is when Sybil’s Vane’s body is described as “little” and “white”, emphasizing… (read full symbol analysis)

The Picture

The painting itself is an overarching, ever-present symbol in The Picture of Dorian Gray, not just in the text but to nearly all of its characters. Though physically it is nothing more than a… (read full symbol analysis)