Dorian Gray – A Critical Review, and what not.
I watched Dorian Gray recently, and believe me, I could not sleep that night. It was not because I got scared seeing the movie, or I was disgusted with it.. Iam just amazed by the way the movie has been portrayed
It’s brilliant concept, and how neatly and amazingly (am sorry I don’t get other words at the moment) the actors have done their roles.. wow
Was it the man’s need to get attention, or was it just his childhood torment that made him get influenced by the jealous Henry’s words or was it just meant to be
” or perhaps ill nail my soul to the devil’s altar..” ( from the movie)- to remain young and beautiful.. forever…
Does getting weary or old scare every man equally? I did come across something called the Dorian-Syndrome… – how some people get this phobia , scare of getting ugly,old and go for cosmetic surgeries and what not. So did MJ have this syndrome? ( m sorry, if that was blunt
Now what makes us feel so conscious about our looks? Why are we chasing behind the ‘remain-young’ formulas all the time? Are these the Devil’s act, just like its shown in Dorian Gray? In the hurry to get young / beautiful / fair etc.. what we lose is our inner charm, ourselves. All these actors get plastic surgery on almost every part of their body, for what? Attention? Fame? The ‘ooh’ looks from others? I know I personally have no complete right to question them. I myself sometimes look at the mirror and feel ugly
But I have ruled out the option of plastic-surgery( thank God) or any other costly remedy. .instead I try our natural remedies…
Oh well.. what all people do to remain beautiful.. Young girls try the hardest to earn the love of their lovers… like in the Korean movie 500 pounds Beauty, a fat girl goes through this heavy plastic-surgery from top to bottom, becomes oh so slim and beautiful, only to finally realize that the man of her dreams loved her soul , her inner-self than what was on the outside… how rejected she must have felt! Or maybe not.. because ultimately they both did have a happy ending.
Coming back to Dorian Gray.. I still am not able to forget those scenes of what happened to the guy after he exchanged his soul to his life-like portrait. He calls himself ‘God’ thereafter. Vanity I should say. Oscar Wilde surely had something in mind while writing this novel. Was he himself going through that fear of getting old or the complex of being unattractive?
Maybe it was his honest attempt to show to the world that , really, Vanity kills you.
And it does. Promise. Its not your looks or the amount of money that matters, its your character that rules. ( I know I know, character does not get you food to eat or clothes to wear, but …don’t you get it
Try to remain simple. Heart and looks. Everything else will come to you on their own. And about getting old, trust me it wont hurt! (hope so ) Getting old is not God’s was of punishing us out of jealousy, it is the way life goes. Accept the truth. YOU WILL GET OLD SOMEDAY. Rule out those cosmetic surgeries and other treatments that would only give you an artificial aura. Life is beautiful as it is
( Let me now go stand in front of the mirror and try to admire myself )