Do you know someone who gets away with lying?
They lie. They cheat. They do bad things but never face the consequences of their actions?
It doesn’t show on their faces, in fact, they look well.
No frown to show their worries.
No blemish from their charades.
No wrinkles that show their age.
What if I told you they had a picture that showed it all? The sins, the crimes, the hurts given to others. Their true image. Not the pristine one they carried on them, the one on their faces, but the one they hid, locked away from the world?
This is the premise for The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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For this edition of Things You Might Not Have Seen, I will talk about Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.
I love classic books. I love them because they are timeless. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic, one that you will return to time and time again.
The book is a mirror into the human psyche, our fears and desires.
The book looks into our greatest desires. For some that means living a good life, for others it means living an exceptional one.
The book looks into our greatest fears. For some that means an immoral life, for others it means getting caught.
What would you choose? To wear your skin with all the blemishes, regrets and lessons learned? Or will you hide the ugliness and risk losing your soul?
Would your answer vary depending on the day you are having?
I understand. It is a harsh world outside.
Or will you stay steadfast to goodness despite everything?
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