Study Guide

The Picture of Dorian Gray Characters

By Oscar Wilde

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray is so many opposites at once that we can't really try to understand them all. He's...

Lord Henry Wotton

Wow—with friends like Lord Henry, who needs enemies? This hedonistic, selfish aristocrat...

Basil Hallward

If Lord Henry is the Devil's advocate, then Basil Hallward is God's. He's an eternal idealist who...

Sybil Vane

Sibyl Vane is too good for her own… good. She's sublimely beautiful, amazingly talented,...

James Vane

James Vane is a simple character—he's totally motivated by love, jealousy, and revenge. He...

The Duchess of Monmouth

We have to admit, we were a bit worried about the charming young Duchess of Monmouth, since...

Alan Campbell

Poor Alan Campbell. He must have done something wrong at one point, since Dorian has solid...

Adrian Singleton

After a brief shout-out in Basil's litany of ruined lives, we get to meet Adrian Singleton in the...