Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Novel for All Souls

Jeffrey Tucker discusses The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Wilde's novel -- which, in true Victorian tradition, is only a veneer for a penetrating moral instruction -- raises many questions about the effects of sin on our relationship with God and the self that we are created to be, exploring the attraction of evil and how it works in our lives. Ultimately, the story is about both the inevitability of morality and that subject we like to avoid: damnation at our own hands.


Benedicamus said...

Yes, all true! I recently read the novel and was amazed at Wilde's Catholic moral insight. I would recommend it highly.

elena maria vidal said...

Me, too!