The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

What is th ereaction of people to him when he is young and to him later in the novel.


And how is his potrait changed when Basil sees it, after basils death, on his final visit to the potrait, and when servants enter?



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Dorian Grey is a physically beautiful young man and people validate his good looks.  Dorian makes a Faustian bargain: his body remains young and beautiful, while his portrait alters to reflect his age and increasingly guilty conscience. He eventually seems to bring corruption, pain, and death to all inhabitants of the social circles in which he moves. Unlike early in the story, people reject him. Dorian cannot handle his internal "ugliness" and kills himself.