Dorian preferred to address her as “an actress” rather than revealing her name to Lord Henry (Wilde, 34). This is the first clue Wilde gives us about Dorian’s shallow love. Dorian never tries to identify the real Sibyl, as he is deeply embedded in her art. When Lord Henry invited him to dine with him, but Dorian declined his request and said, “ To-night she is Imogen...tomorrow night she will be Juliet.” (Wilde 40). This made Henry question him, “when is she Sibyl?”. Still unclear about Henry’s intentions Dorian proudly answered, “never” (Wilde 40). Therefore, it is evident that he is in love with actress Sibyl, not the real Sibyl Vane. It is so sad that he always sees her as an actress, but within minutes Henry guessed Dorian is not really in love and he tried to divulge his views to Dorian, but it was fruitless. Henry’s efforts might have failed with Dorian, but it’s an eye opener for the readers. When someone is in love they would talk about them not their professio...
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..., love vanished. According to William Shakespeare, one of the finest play writers in history, states “...Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or Bends with the remover to remove”. But with Dorian it was not true love, it was just an attraction which destroyed Sibyl’s and Dorian’s life. Above all, Dorian wished to mold love for his pleasure, but he ended up destroying it. True love can never be altered nor can be molded as we wish. Dorian's love towards was just a passion towards her art; he was in love with her art not her heart.
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