Dorian Gray: Homosexuality

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The 19th century is a period in time where homosexuality was not favored by society. It is seen as vulgar and inappropriate to behave in this sort of manner, and it results in spending time in jail. Wilde struggles to be himself when he begins his practice of homosexuality and finds himself into deeper trouble. After his wife leaves him, he develops a different view on women and begins to criticize them based on his wife’s actions. Living in a world where homosexuality considered illegal, Wilde addresses this situation by creating The Picture of Dorian Gray to illustrate his opinion on sexuality and his judgement on women. Oscar Wilde has secretly intended to write this novel to inform the reader of how homosexuality has affected him.
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