Dorian wishes that his portrait could age instead of him. He is stopped on the street one evening at about eleven by Basil, it seems Basil needs to talk to him before he leaves for Paris, to live there for six months. This prompts Gray to declare that he is the personification of the life Lord Henry fantasised but dared not pursue. At home, he takes Basil's coat and bag to the fireplace and burns them. Dorian writes two letters, one is taken to Alan by Dorian's servant, the other Dorian keeps in his pocket. Lord Henry is fascinated with Dorian's innocence as much as Dorian is impressed by Henry's cynically sensual outlook on life.
Henry convinces him that he should not feel too badly, that they never could have married and, taking his theory further, that Sybil lived through her characters and so never really died as normal people die. He sends her a sum of money for compensation, but Sibyl is emotionally destroyed. Lord Henry Wotton and Basil are together in the studio, considering the portrait that Basil has been working on, of a slim, handsome youth. Dorian eventually takes his leave. Declaring that he will not allow the painting to ruin their friendship, Basil makes a move to destroy it.
He does not know Dorian and Basil returned to the house, so when he lets Dorian back into the house at 2:10 in the morning, he is able to give Dorian an alibi. . There is something paradoxical about him that is ominously exposed by his fancy speeches. Jim then tries to kill Gray before being restrained and carried off by the authorities. When Dorian meets Henry's daughter Emily Wotton, they fall in love and Dorian wants his life back.
This is done in an effort to establish an alibi for himself. Before he goes, he tells Sibyl if Prince Charming does anything to cause her pain, he will kill him. One fateful night, Dorian visits a lower-class tavern, The Two Turtles, where he is given a prime seat for the night's entertainment. He informs Dorian that Sybil Vane has died. Dorian has a godlike appearance, as well as cultured manners and enough wealth. Basin is horrified by the sight.
Henry muses with great pleasure on the debate of the human heart. The sport is interrupted when a man, assumed to be a beater, is shot to death by accident after hiding in the bushes unseen. He remembers his former close friend, Alan Campbell, is a chemist. Indeed, Sibyl is little more than a placeholder in a prefabricated romance. Enraged, James Vane begins to track down Dorian Gray.
After an eighteen-year absence, Gray stuns everyone at the welcoming party with his unchanged youthful appearance. He feels immense guilt over how badly he had treated Sibyl, and hastily composes an apology letter in an attempt to redeem himself. Over the next several years, Dorian's face remains young and innocent, despite his many selfish affairs and scandals. Basil expresses his concern about Dorian's behavior, and admits that in order to truly know what kind of man Dorian is, he would have to see his soul itself. Dorian decides he has been too harsh with Sibyl and he wants to marry her after all. The introduction is a mess.
Dorian decides to get married with her and tells to Lord Henry that convinces him to test the honor of Sibyl. Basil confides to Henry that he is working on a portrait, the finest he has ever done, depicting a beautiful youth, Dorian Gray, who has had an extraordinary influence on him. Summary A month later, Dorian pays a visit to Henry, finding his wife at home. Not long after, Dorian visits an opium den and is attacked by , Sibyl's brother, who has sworn revenge on the man that drove his sister to suicide. The young and impressionable Dorian is greatly moved by Lord Henry's words. Basil suggests that it was cowardice rather than conscience that made him want to escape, but Henry quips that the two are one and the same. The smile has changed to a cruel smile, because the picture is taking on his sins.
He does this in part to help him forget the terror he lives with. It is a little like he is shopping for a book to read. A few weeks later, Dorian tells Henry that he has fallen in love with an actress, Sibyl Vane, because of her great beauty and acting talent. Later that night, Henry returns home to find a telegram from Dorian informing him that he and Sibyl are engaged to be married. Basil is very protective of the subject of his painting, not even willing to tell Lord Henry who it is. Dorian is overcome with relief, but cannot escape the fact that four deaths now weigh on his conscience.
Downstairs, Dorian's servants hear a shriek, and rush upstairs to find their master dead on the floor, the knife plunged into his own chest. James thinks that he is mistaken, and Dorian escapes before his would-be murderer learns the truth. He fell and turned into a monster because of the influence tot Henry. Dorian agrees to come to the opera. He fears his picture will be discovered and his secret will be revealed. He goes home to find that the painting has become slightly more cruel-looking, and the next morning, just after resolving to go back and marry her regardless, finds out that Sibyl has killed herself. A deal with the Devil.