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The role of narcissism in ‘Dorian Gray’

Dorian goes from innoncent, pure, almost christ-like man without sin to a filthy, disgusting sinner who exploits everyone. The original sin pride, which usually is said to be the source of all other sins, gives birth to this new man. In this essay I will discuss how this sin leads to other sins; wrath, lust…. and how these sins affect Dorian as a person, into becoming the terrible one in the end of the novel. Narcissism is a generalized personality trait characterized by egotism, vanity, pride, or selfishness. The psychological state could be described as an pursuit of perfection. This quest is however a central theme in the novel where art stands for perfection and life for imperfection. Dorian Gray…