Tarah has some great insight about those stingy Victorians and poor old Oscar…check out what my very talented sister has to say!

Homosexuality and The Picture of Dorian Gray

        Homosexuality is becoming increasingly acceptable in today’s culture. In the United States, nine states currently allow same-sex marriage and more are in the process of attempting to legalize it. Homosexuality is becoming more prevalent in media as well. Television shows are not only more-widely portraying gay characters, but also have storylines with same-sex romance. This is significant progress considering that the world was not always as accepting of homosexuality. The Victorian Era was a time when there was no toleration of same-sex relations. Even though the Victorian Era was extremely homophobic, Oscar Wilde challenged these feelings not only through his own sexuality, but also through the explicit and implicit occurrences of homosexuality in The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Continue reading “Tarah has some great insight about those stingy Victorians and poor old Oscar…check out what my very talented sister has to say!”

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