What is the point of reading anything?
It makes for good dinner time conversation.
If not for stories, we would be thinking about people and their affairs. I’d rather have my nose in a book. It is never so that we are not thinking of anything. The Picture of Dorian Gray gives us a lot to think about.
The appreciation of pleasure and youth is the central theme of this book. But what really strikes you is the power of influence. Lord Henry, who holds the entire charm of the book on his shoulders is a peculiar character. With his smooth talk delivered often without much thought, he chanellises the entire story, all the lives around him. You have to be vary of him, which is hard when you admire him so much.
Is insincerity such a bad thing? I think not. It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalies.
You know you will ponder over that later.
Thats the effect of this book.