His production style and storytelling skills have more in common with '80s and '90s hip-hop than many of his contemporaries with the West Coast G-funk of Warren G and Dr. Dre being a primary influence , but his sound encompasses more contemporary influences such as trap and Kanye West. While brash and aggressive, he displays a bit of a self-deprecating sense of humor in tribute to anyone who doubted his talents, and he creates his music with the intention to motivate listeners. Dorian was born in Abilene, Texas and moved several times during his youth, but mainly grew up in Indianapolis.
He learned to play drums and sang in his church choir, and was interested in making rap music, but being underage and located in a city with a limited hip-hop scene, there wasn't much of an opportunity for him at the time. He moved to Chicago in late , but was unsatisfied with his job. Dorian begins the chapter as a dedicated lover. Then, in a few short pages, he becomes a disgusted critic, a heartless deserter, briefly a contrite sinner, and then finally a lover rededicated to Sibyl — not because he loves the woman, but because he fears hurting himself and the portrait.
Even though the chapter ends with Dorian intending to do "his duty" by being honorable and marrying Sibyl, his honor is false because it is based on selfishness. His "honorable intentions" are simply a continuation of his soul's degradation. The number and degree of changes that Dorian goes through in this chapter, most of them negative changes, hint at the turn his nature will take in the rest of the book.
Chapter 7 also introduces an element that will reoccur throughout the story: the changing of the portrait. By the end of the chapter, the reader understands that the portrait will symbolize the state of Dorian's soul and spirit. Wilde will use the portrait to help develop his characterization of Dorian for the rest of the book. Dorian's special relationship with his portrait continues the Faust theme.
His wish about the portrait suggests a pact with the devil. Dorian's desire to escape the "poisonous theories" of Lord Henry indicates that he sees his mentor as an evil, devil-like influence, but, like Faust, Dorian seems eager to benefit from the fruits of his pact, namely the eternal youth that the portrait offers him.
Miranda a leading character in William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Good pilgrim. As Stefan digs, he asks Dorian not to do this as killing him won't help anything. Dorian thinks that he's trying to do reverse psychology and listens to him as Stefan tells him that he feels the pain of a human after so long.
He then cocks the gun at Stefan and tells him to go to Hell permanently. Stefan tells him he is and he's trying to atone for as much as possible before the day comes. Dorian asks him how he's going on while knowing Stefan's alive and as Stefan comes forward, Dorian shoots him. As Dorian looks at the gun, Stefan notices that he never shot a gun before and he asks if it's because he's staring, Stefan says no, it's because he missed and didn't shoot anything fatal.
Dorian tells him to stop talking and as Stefan suggests more vital areas, Dorian puts the gun down, takes his jacket off and puts it on the wound, telling him to squeeze it as tight as he can. He tries to call the emergency, but there's no service and bring Stefan up from the hole he dug, asking if he can get up. The two are then walking and Dorian calls Matt, telling him what he did and that's there a lot of blood.
He asks Stefan if he's okay and tells him there's a big difference in wanting someone dead and actually doing the deed. He asks him what's going to happen to him and as Stefan tells him it's not his call, Stefan collapses and falls on the ground. He puts the jacket back on Stefan's wound and tells him that he's sorry and wishes he hadn't done it to him. Stefan starts fading away as Dorian continues to shout at him before Caroline arrives.
As Stefan is looking at them as a spirit, he and Caroline try to help him as much as they can before paramedics come. At the hospital, he asks Matt how Stefan is doing and he tells him he's in stable condition. He tells Matt that he shot him because he was so angry and afraid. Matt shows him the police files on Stefan and tells him Stefan wanted him to have them, which leads to Dorian asking him why.
Matt tells him that he's putting life into his hands and if locking him does him any justice, he can go ahead and pull the trigger. His other option is to set aside his past and work on building a better future for himself, it's his choice. As Matt walks away and leaves, Dorian opens up the files and starts looking at them.
In We're Planning a June Wedding , Dorian tells Alaric about psychic energy manipulation and how to create a massive amount of energy that breaches the plane of Hell , they could possibly destroy it. He notices that Alaric is thinking and sees that with Caroline getting married, but then stops and suggests getting some bourbon instead. He then listens as Alaric tells him why he came to Mystic Falls in the first place and how they all have done terrible mistakes in their lives.
He informs her that Alaric Saltzman wants to see her in his office, and to pack-up her things, as she is going home. In This is the Part Where You Run , he substitutes for a teacher and goes over how syllables in a spell is everything, as the spell can either go right or not.
He has Penelope Park demonstrate a stink spell in class that shows an improper pronunciation. Later, he gets a call from Alaric about a woman that breathes fire and he tells Alaric the woman is not a pyromancer, but a dragon instead, giving him details on how to possibly defeat it. Later, he gets a call from Alaric and gives him insight about the woman being a dragon, not a pyromancer.
He asks where Penelope is and is given an awkward but honest answer, which makes him regret asking. He receives a note and tells the three girls that Alaric wants to see them. He then gets a call about gargoyles from Alaric and researches the lore and history of the gargoyle that is currently at the school. After the gargoyle is defeated, he is entrusted by Alaric to take the medieval knife somewhere safe so no other new and unexpected creature shows up to harm the students.
In Hope is Not the Goal , he is talking to Alaric on the phone at a house he's currently staying at. Alaric tells him to come back, but before Dorian can give him a direct answer, he hears a noise and gets up to check what's going on. As he goes towards the door, he sees a hulking, grotesque creature standing by it and tells Alaric to hold on. In Malivore , Dorian holds his own against the dryad until Alaric comes to his aid. However the dryad cooperates with them and Dorian agrees to find her lost lover which he does with Bonnie's help.
However this all turns side ways when the lover reveals he has no memory of the dryad which contributes to her later losing self control leading to her death. After introducing him to Jo, Alaric advocated killing her on the spot but Jo's protests of innocence combined with Dorian's theory that she might have information on the knife stayed Alaric's hand and he instead sent for Emma, determined to keep his daughters from what was happening.
Fitting Jo with some clothes, Alaric coldly interrogated her on her resurrection, still disbelieving that she was who she claimed to be despite her spot-on answers. Fearing the knife isn't safe, Dorian hides it in a safe spot with Emma's help.
Confused by the lack of recognition, the Necromancer demanded the knife. Instead, Alaric knocked him out with a shovel and locked him in the werewolf transformation space. In We're Gonna Need A Spotlight , he heads out with Alaric and Hope late at night to see what tripped the alarm he had set near the barrier. At first, they think it's a horse, until it turns around, revealing itself to be a unicorn.
About the literary hero, the author, Oscar Wilde, said, "in every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust. In each story, the protagonist entices a beautiful woman to love him, and then destroys her life. In the preface to the novel , Wilde said that the notion behind the tale is "old in the history of literature", but was a thematic subject to which he had "given a new form". Unlike the academic Faust , the gentleman Dorian makes no deal with the Devil , who is represented by the cynical hedonist Lord Henry, who presents the temptation that will corrupt the virtue and innocence that Dorian possesses at the start of the story.
Throughout, Lord Henry appears unaware of the effect of his actions upon the young man; and so frivolously advises Dorian, that "the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing. In chapter five, he writes: "He felt as if he had come to look for Miranda and had been met by Caliban". When Dorian tells Lord Henry about his new love Sibyl Vane, he mentions the Shakespeare plays in which she has acted, and refers to her by the name of the heroine of each play.
Later, Dorian speaks of his life by quoting Hamlet , a privileged character who impels his potential suitor Ophelia to suicide, and prompts her brother Laertes to swear mortal revenge.
In the biography Oscar Wilde , the literary critic Richard Ellmann said:. The references in Dorian Gray to specific chapters are deliberately inaccurate. Some commentators have suggested that The Picture of Dorian Gray was influenced by the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli 's anonymously published first novel Vivian Grey as, "a kind of homage from one outsider to another.
The Picture of Dorian Gray originally was a novella submitted to Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for serial publication. In , J. Stoddart, an editor for Lippincott, was in London to solicit novellas to publish in the magazine. Gill  at the Langham Hotel , and commissioned novellas from each writer. The literary merits of The Picture of Dorian Gray impressed Stoddart, but, as an editor, he told the publisher, George Lippincott, "in its present condition there are a number of things an innocent woman would make an exception to.
British reviewers condemned the novel's immorality, causing such controversy that retailing chain W H Smith withdrew every copy of the July issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine from its bookstalls in railway stations.
The magazine edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray was expanded from thirteen to twenty chapters; the final chapter being divided into two, which became the nineteenth and twentieth chapters in the book edition, The Picture of Dorian Gray Wilde's textual additions were about the "fleshing out of Dorian as a character" and providing details of his ancestry that made his "psychological collapse more prolonged and more convincing.
The introduction of the James Vane character to the story develops the socio-economic background of the Sibyl Vane character, thus emphasising Dorian's selfishness and foreshadowing James's accurate perception of the essentially immoral character of Dorian Gray; thus, he correctly deduced Dorian's dishonourable intent towards Sibyl. The sub-plot about James Vane's dislike of Dorian gives the novel a Victorian tinge of class struggle.
With such textual changes, Oscar Wilde meant to diminish the moralistic controversy about the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Consequent to the harsh criticism of the magazine edition of the novel, the textual revisions to The Picture of Dorian Gray included a preface in which Wilde addressed the criticisms and defended the reputation of his novel.
Earlier, before writing the preface, Wilde had written a book review of Herbert Giles 's translation of the work of Zhuang Zhou. The preface was first published in the edition of the novel; nonetheless, by June , Wilde was defending The Picture of Dorian Gray against accusations that it was a bad book.
The honest ratepayer and his healthy family have no doubt often mocked at the dome-like forehead of the philosopher, and laughed over the strange perspective of the landscape that lies beneath him. Indicate your intentions to Dorian at the end of this quest or during a conversation at Skyhold. Once Dorian's relationship has progressed far enough along with the Inquisitor, Dorian will mention that he plans to travel to Val Royeaux to retrieve a family amulet from Ponchard de Lieux.
Head downstairs to Solas' quarters and you will receive a message from one of Leliana's messengers. This initiates Dorian's romantic quest, The Magister's Birthright. Be careful when going about this quest as killing Ponchard de Lieux will prematurely end your relationship with Dorian.
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