Dorian Gray Character Analysis


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What prompts Dorian to express his rash desire that only the portrait would age in The Portrait of Dorian Gray?

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1. What ideology prompts Dorian to pursue a life of pleasure and amusement in The Portrait of Dorian Gray?

2. Which of the following statements is true of the play The Portrait of Dorian Gray?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you check your understanding of the character of Dorian Gray. Practice questions will assess your understanding of the ideology behind Dorian's pursuits and the symbolism represented by the portrait in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will examine your understanding of Dorian Gray, including

  • Dorian's wish and his motivation
  • The ideology being explored by the author in the novel
  • The relationship between Dorian and his portrait
  • The purpose of the portrait

Skills Practiced

This assessment helps you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept related to a life filled with pleasure
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the purpose of the portrait in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the author of 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray'

Additional Learning

For an in-depth understanding of 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray,' review the lesson that analyzes the character of Dorian Gray. This lesson:

  • Reviews Dorian Gray's youth
  • Discusses transformative philosophies
  • Examines Dorian's relationship to his portrait