He is a confused man bursting with ambition and a thirst for knowledge, but at the same time conflicted in his morals. He decides to study the dark art of Necromancy. Through this he summons the devil and he quickly sells his soul for more power; thus, this could only end one way.
Oct 02, Scoobs rated it it was amazing Oh Dorian. When I first read this book in the fruitless years of my youth I was excited, overwhelmed and a blank slate as Dorian is, upon his first encounter with Lord Henry easily molded, persuaded, influenced, etc.
Would become my mottos to believe in. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place.
Why had I highlighted these lines? Do they still mean the same thing to me, as they did when I first took note of them, enough to highlight them?
I still love all of those lines. But no longer feel so strongly for them. Now these are lines that stick out still to me. Or were newly underlined on the second pass through. New Wildisms to mold me. When I like people immensely I never tell their names to any one.
It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.
When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure. It is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one's life.
I suppose you think me awfully foolish about it? You have lived since then. I thought you dandies never got up till two, and were not visible till five. That I follow very seriously.
Most American women do. It is the secret of their charm. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion.
And it seems most of my reviews end up being mostly quotes from the book itself, but I figure this is what shaped and informed my reading, so I want to share it with all of you. What do you think of it all? That said, poor Sybil Vane! Shit, even poor old Lord Henry Wotton!
Lead the life you did and for what?
That's all I am going to say about the book. I don't think I shall read Against Nature, for fear of being seduced like Dorian. If you're tired of this review or just tired in general, stop now and come back later.
I am going to include two more quotes from the book that truly fucked me up. So much I had to read them at least 3 times in a row. And then transcribe them here for you.Contrary to the reviews below, I think this adaptation of a classic play was actually really good. Doctor Faustus is a brilliant play, this version is not.
Helpful? Yes | /5(23). The Game of Thrones actor gives us a sense of the scholar’s flailing despair but Jamie Lloyd’s excessive version of the tragedy comes with a trite message.
Jun 19, · “Doctor Faustus” is not a text of particular sanctity; it’s rarely performed, and rather than a “tragical history,” as it was called, the play is more a moral (or rather amoral) pageant depicting the title character romping through the world, causing mischief after making that famous pact with the iridis-photo-restoration.com: Charles Isherwood.
Jan 30, · Thomas Mann, “Doctor Faustus” () Country of origin: Germany Reason for leaving: An opponent of Hitler’s rise, Mann left for Switzerland in and eventually emigrated to the United. Introduction. One of Shakespeare’s earlier plays, Romeo and Juliet is one of two tragedies written between The play is based on a fourteenth-century Italian short story, or novella, yet Shakespeare’s version of the tale is distinctly different than the source text.
Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) plays an aging scholar who bargains with the devil for youth, knowledge and the dazzling charms of Elizabeth Taylor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof).