THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
AP* Literature Teaching Units
Reproducible curriculum unit
By the end of this unit, students will be able to: describe and analyze the significance of leading a double life in Victorian England; explore the principles of the Aesthetic movement and its relation to traditional Victorian upper class society; discuss the idea of Hedonism as it pertains to the characters in literary works; analyze the novel as a commentary on social identities and social masks; trace the development of a character’s psychological state; relate Wilde’s aphorisms to the plot and characters in the novel; trace the connection between art and life with regard to the Aesthetic movement; analyze how the novel complicates nineteenth-century notions of sexuality; analyze the theme of eternal youth and everlasting beauty; and explain and analyze the Faustian pact between Dorian and the portrait. 86 pages. ©2008.
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