The Picture of Dorian Gray

There are many things to like about this Oscar Wilde classic (adapted and animated below), what with the witty aphorisms and one-liners, but if there's something that can only be described as haunting about this tale, it's not the supernatural nature of the portrait nor the exchange of one's soul for the promise of everlasting physical beauty, but the question of whether one can bear to see one's reflection.

Can you look fairly at the choices you've made, including those that have affected and hurt others, and still like and respect the person that looks back at you?

Find other classics and thought-provoking stories in the literature tag.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Embed this blog on your site