We began today with a summary of chapters 17-20 and followed with the fishbowl.
Here are some of the questions that we discussed the most:
1.)Was Wilde's intention for Dorian to kill himself or just destroy the painting? What was Dorian's intention?
2.)Do colors matter in the book/ do colors have a universal definition or are we reading too much into the book?
3.) Does Dorian feel guilt at the end of the book? When does the guilt first begin or does it ever?
4.) Was Dorian "black and white" or multi-dimensional? Does his evolution throughout the play display growth or consistent hedonism?
5.) Why would Oscar Wilde want to be Dorian?
6.) Why did Dorian stab the painting with the same knife he used to kill Basil?
Homework tonight is to work on last lecture part 2, post an answer to the blog question, and study for our 16-20 quiz on Monday!
Have a good weekend!