The Picture of Dorian Gray Questions: Chapter 4-7 (Sybil Vane)

[Lord Henry]: “When is she Sybil Vane?” [Dorian]: “Never.” (p49) Sybil Vane’s soliloquy (p73-4): “Before I knew you, acting was the one reality of my life. … You came … and you freed my soul from prison. You taught me what reality really is. …. You had made me understand what love really is. … Suddenly it dawned on my soul what it all meant…” What is Sybil’s significance? Why does she commit suicide? What impact does her death have on Dorian?

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