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Chase Falk Gardner English 2 16 November 2013 An Everlasting Youth Krueger, Christine, ed. Wilde, Oscar. Blooms Literature.

Facts On File, Inc. Web. 19. Nov 2013 A short bibliography written by Christine Krueger provides precise information on Oscar Wildes turbulent life. Krueger shares intriguing information on Wildes personal life of secret homosexuality, male prostitutes, and arrest with charges of sodomy. Krugers article offers clear details on Oscar Wildes surprisingly scandalous life. In Christine Kruegers biography specific details about Wildes arrest of gross indecency, or homosexual acts, are provided. These details give a new approach on the characters of Lord Henry Wotton, Basil Hallward, and Dorian Gray. A slight tone of homosexuality can be noticed between these characters and the connection between Oscar Wildes secret homosexual desires and his characters quiet yet noticeable desires that are similar to Wildes are exposed in Oscar Wildes novel, The Picture Of Dorian Gray.

Bloom, Harold, ed. "Wilde, Oscar." Bloom's Literature. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

A bibliography on Oscar Wilde written by Harold Bloom offers the broad details on Wildes life. Without getting in to too much depth, Bloom is able to provide the general, important events that fulfill Wildes life. Among the broad episodes of Oscar Wildes life that Harold Bloom shares is how Wilde was married during his writing of The Picture of Dorian Gray and how Wilde himself got into some scandalous homosexual acts. Because the message that marriage is a disappointing and shameful act is portrayed throughout the novel, Wildes betraying acts towards his wife are predictable considering his characters negative thoughts on marriage.

Colbin, Annemarie. Whats Wrong with Aging? Food and Healing. The Natural Gourmet Institute. Web. 2 Dec. 2013. In this article, Annemarie Colbin discusses the human nature of wanting to look young forever. The author blames the obsession for an ever-lasting youth on the high standard, almost impossible models and idols shown through social media that humans look up too. Colbin also discusses that people have a fear of growing old, because old means death, so they try to stay beautiful by using excessive products. This article can help a reader of The Picture of Dorian Gray understand Dorians fear of growing old and losing his youthful face. Although his obsession may seem a little extreme, the need to stay young is a common one throughout the world and this idea can be read in this article.

"Equal Rights for Homosexual and Bisexual Persons." ULC. Universal Life Church, 2012. Web. 13 Nov. 2012. This short article explains the history of homosexuality and bisexuality from the 1700s to present day. The article states that homosexuality developed after the 1700s in Europe, and soon in the late 1800s, laws that restricted homosexual acts were passed. In The Picture of Dorian Gray, a slight tone of homosexuality between Dorian Gray and Lord Henry is shown but does not seem to be negatively viewed on, as some people view homosexuality today. This article could help a reader of The Picture of Dorian Gray because it offers indication that even though laws against homosexual intercourse were present, flirtation between two males was not unusual or strange in the 1800s.

Buma, Michael. "The Picture of Dorian Gray, Or, the Embarrassing Orthodoxy of Oscar Wilde." Victorian Newsletter 107 (2005): 18+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. The article provides adequate criticism on how Oscar Wilde portrayed the overall moral of his book. Michael explains how this moral was confusing to many readers when The Picture Of Dorian Gray was published and how many critics wrote that his book was pointless. Michael then clarifies in depth exactly what the message of Wildes book was. The article offers a clear analysis on the moral of Wildes book, using precise diction and accurate examples to clarify any confusion. This article would be highly useful to a reader of The Picture of Dorian Gray who is perplexed on what the books message was.

Duggan, Patrick. "The Conflict Between Aestheticism and Morality in Oscar Wildes The Picture of Dorian Gray." Boston University Arts & Sciences Writing Program. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. Patrick Duggan criticizes the themes that are presented in Wildes novel. Duggan depicts Dorian Grays vanity and desire for an endless adolescence along with his inner struggles Duggan strives deeper into the story and the conflict of aestheticism over morality through Grays change from harmless to immoral. Duggan concentrates on the collapse of Gray after his realization for his desire for eternal youth, and how Dorian chooses his want for endless beauty to overcome all other morals. The character analysis and theme criticism that Duggan writes could help a reader develop an understanding of these ideas.