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Basil Hallward was a talented painter. He was in his home with his friend Lord Henry Wottom. They were talking about the new portrait of the painter. Lord Henry told Basil that he should send his portrait to an important art gallery. But Basil refused because he has put too much of himself into the portrait.
Lord Henry and Basil, was in Basil's garden. They were talkingquietly. They talked about the nice portrait of the beautiful Dorian Gray, that Basil had painted.
Lord Henry was trying to convince Basil that his portrait had to be exhibited in an important gallery, but Basil, didn't want to do it in case the people could see too many personal feelings in that portrait. There were hide feelings which Basil didn't want that had to be descovered.
Inthat moment, Dorian Gray appeared, and he was going to be painted by Basil. Lord Henry stayed in the room, he wants to know better Dorian Gray. As Basil was painting, Lord Henry went on talking. This facility of speech, made Dorian admire Lord Henry. In that moment, began a friendly relation between Basil and Henry.
lBasil finished the portrait of Dorian Gray. That was, without doubt, thebest of Basil's work.
Lord Henry insisted on buying it, but his intention was to give it away to young Dorian.
Later, while Dorian was looking the portrait, the young man remembered the words that Lord Henry had said. Lord Henry said to him that he would grow old, and that he would lose all his beauty. Dorian wished not to grow old ever, and that the picture grew old. Dorian was angry withBasil, because he had been painted. Now, Basil was angry with Dorian, he felt
frustrated, but Dorian tranquilazqd him.
Lord Henry invited two good friends to the theatre to tranquilaze the atmostfere, but Basil refused the invitation.
Lord Henry visited his Aunt Agatha. She knew Dorian's past. They had a long conversation.
Dorian's mother ran away from home to get married with a poorsoldier. The mother died when Dorian was a little boy.
Lord Henry began to get interested about Dorian Gray's life.
In the dinner in Agatha's home, Dorian was invited. Henry talked longly about many interesting things. Dorian was marvelled and he wanted to go walking with Lord Henry. He wanted to listen to Henry's words.
One month later, Dorian visited Lord Henry. There, Dorianconfesed that he was in love. He said that he was in love with a beautiful and young actress, her name was Sybil Vane. Dorian described Sybil with his bright eyes. Dorian and Sybil saw each other every day, and he went to see all her actuations. A few days later, Lord Henry found a letter in his home from Dorian. In the letter, Dorian said to Lord Henry, that he soon, would get married to Sybil Vane.CHAPTER 7
Sybil Vane was talking with her mother, and she told her mum that she and a beautiful man soon would get married. Sybil spoke a lot of her “Prince Charming”. Sybil's mother tried to warn her daughter about the dangerous of love. In that moment, Sybil's brother entered to the room. He asked her sister who man was that.
The next day, James Vane would go to Australia as a sailor, and hewanted that his sister was in good hands. James promised that if that man hurt his sister, he'd find him, and kill him like a dog.
One day, Basil and Lord Henry were talking about Dorian's marriage plans. Basil was very unhappy. But when Dorian told Basil his love story, he began to be a little more happy.
Basil, Lord Henry and Dorian, went to the theatre to see Sybil Vane play her partas Julieta. She spoke Julieta's words, but there were not feeling in them. That night, Sybil was horrible as an actress, and Lord Henry and Basil, decided to leave the theatre. After the end, Dorian went to see Sybil. “You were terrible” said Dorian to Sybil. And Dorian told Sybil that he didn't want to see her again. Sybil stayed on the floor depressed.
When he went home, he sawsomething...
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