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Teaching The Picture of Dorian GrayTeacher Pass includes:
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The Life of Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray makes a lot more sense if you know about Oscar Wilde, who led a controversial life (at least, for the 1800s) and can still provide enough interesting fodder for generations of students to discuss.
Romeo and Juliet Quite a few of Shakespeare's plays are worthy of review, but Romeo and Juliet is especially important considering it's as a disastrous Juliet when Sybil dashes Dorian's romantic feelings for her.