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The picture of Dorian Gray - What if Dorian's letter had reached Sibyl in time and they had married? Write a new chapter to the story revealing what Dorian would have done or how he would acted under these circumstances

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The picture of Dorian Gray Written Assessment Option 2 - What if Dorian's letter had reached Sibyl in time and they had married? Write a new chapter to the story revealing what Dorian would have done or how he would acted under these circumstances. Rationale: I am going to write a new chapter to this novel (Picture of Dorian Gray) revealing how Dorian would have acted or done in the case his letter did reach Sibyl in time and they married. The text links with the literature option where the theme is TRAGEDY. As he was sitting at breakfast next morning, Basil Hallward was shown into the room. "I'm so glad I have found you, Dorian," he said, gravely. "I called last night and they told me that you were at the Theatre. So, have you spoken to Sibyl? Was she ill?" "My dear Basil, Sibyl is not ill, she is in love"Murmured Dorian, "like me, I believe. Therefore, we are getting married soon." "Soon?" Cried Basil incredulously. ...read more.

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One evening, Dorian took Sibyl to Lady May's afternoon tea party as usual. "Dorian, my boy!" exclaimed one of the guests from the other end of the room. Dorian could never have forgotten such a beautiful musical voice since the first time they met. "Harry! I didn't know you were going to be back so soon...how rude of me!" said Dorian approaching his friend Lord Henry happily, almost dragging his wife with him. Dorian spent a marvellous evening and felt extremely happy for the return of Lord Henry. On the way to his house, he wondered excitedly what was the present Lord Henry gave to him so secretly by the end of the party. Finally he got to his library on his own and opened the envelope. It was a yellow book. He turned over the pages and found himself deeply absorbed and fascinated by this strange book which revealed the sins of the world that he had dimly dreamed about; a novel without a plot, which served as spiritual ecstasies for his gradually dimming passionate life. ...read more.

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He felt some guilt, but mainly annoyance towards this incident and wondered why Sibyl couldn't live peacefully and ignorantly towards his affairs, as he would be, towards hers. When he went up to the locked room to take some of his books he found the long forgotten portrait that Basil painted for him more than 10 years ago. At that very moment Dorian felt a terrible desire to check if the portrait has changed since then. He stopped in front of the screen and tried to resist...but it was impossible. His hands were above control and lifted the screen to show a replication of himself - wearing a crook smile, and looking at least 10 years older. He stared at his portrait breathlessly and completely stunned. The more he stared, the wicker it looked. The entire portrait seemed to glow a certain colour, and even a scent of evil. However, as he became absorbed by the sight of it, he was secretly admiring his own reflection in the mirror, and becoming more and more enamoured of it. From there on, the real sinful life of Dorian Gray has began... By: Qing Ying Sun 11MTL ...read more.

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