The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Yellow Book
Sex, drugs, and…opera?
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up with the Title?
What's Up with the Epigraph?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Characters
Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray Timeline
Lord Henry Wotton
Lord Henry Wotton Timeline
Basil Hallward
Basil Hallward Timeline
Sybil Vane
Sybil Vane Timeline
James Vane
The Duchess of Monmouth
Alan Campbell
Adrian Singleton
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Romantic
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Good vs. Evil
Good vs. Evil Quotes
Youth
Youth Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
Art and Culture
Art and Culture Quotes
Innocence
Innocence Quotes
Morality and Ethics
Morality and Ethics Quotes
Appearances
Appearances Quotes
Transformation
Transformation Quotes
Sexuality and Sexual Identity
Sexuality and Sexual Identity Quotes
Friendship
Friendship Quotes
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Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Don't Judge a Book by its Cover
Don't Judge a Book by its Cover Flashcards
Don't Judge a Book by its Cover True or False
What Would You Do for Beauty?
What Would You Do for Beauty? Flashcards
What Would You Do for Beauty? True or False
Study Questions
Essay
Teaching The Picture of Dorian Gray
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Satire and Parody in Dorian Gray and the Comics It Inspired
A Modern Dorian Gray: Wilde's Novel in the News
Scavenger Hunt: Researching Dorian Gray's Historical Context
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop