The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a novel that takes place in the late 1800's. A man named Dorian Gray who is a very affluent, handsome, young man who has a painting created by an artist named Basil and becomes so obsessed over staying young he mentions selling his soul for his own physical appearance. As Dorian has the pull toward sin and vanity, his beautiful painting becomes distorted, but he stays beautiful. The painting becomes so distorted, that Dorian reflects on his own self and how the picture looks like his life, so he kills himself. The painting returns to its prolific self, but Dorian Gray lays there, as ugly as he was.
The Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding takes place on a desert island where only children inhabit the island. The kids mysteriously crash land there and are faced with creating a sort of governing body, dealing with their fears, and self preservation.
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Basil is the main supporting role to Dorian, which is just what Simon is to Jack, Ralph and Piggy from Lord of the Flies. Basil created Dorians' impeccable portrait. He is responsible for being Dorian's voice of reason. Simon, was the one who found out what the monster was. He pushed his way through the text with his kindness. He helps the weak and stays strong through the tough times.