The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

The picture of Dorian Grey returns repeatedly to concepts of art, wrestling with what art is, what good art is, and even what makes an artist. The types of art explored in this text are many, including: poetry, painting, drama and even life itself. Some of these forms are static, others fluid.

Write an argumentative essay that proves a claim about the nature of art in this text. This is a large topic, and you may wish to narrow your focus to a single aspect of art in order to examine it thoroughly.