Analysis Of The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde

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The poor ego has a still harder time of it; it has to serve three harsh masters, and it has to do its best to reconcile the claims and demands of all three...The three tyrants are the external world, the Superego, and the Id” (Sigmund Freud).
The three parts of the mind are the Id, Ego, and Superego. Dorian, Lord Henry Wotton, and Basil Hallward all represent one part of the mind and all endeavor in trying to balance out their conscience. This reveals another surface in Wilde in which he reveals himself, though the characters by portraying them to illustrate the three parts of the mind. Wilde then proves the inevitable task of balancing the three parts of the mind in order to function in a way that is satisfactory to society and oneself. The book The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde discloses Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory by recognizing the Id, Ego, and Superego in Wilde which is revealed in Dorian Gray, Lord Henry Wotton, and Basil Hallward, and the story line. Oscar Wilde's background reveals how he projected himself through Dorian Gray, Henry, and Basil. Wilde was born October 16, 1854 in Dublin Ireland. He studied at Trinity College and Portora Royal school. As a result, Wilde took an interest in writing and soon developed The Picture of Dorian Gray, which was Wilde's first novel and where he reached the height of his fame. This book was profoundly criticized for its “scandalous and immoral”
(Coyne 1) plot line. Wilde evaluated his novel and
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