The Picture of Dorian Gray: chapter 3

1. Who does Lord Henry visit at the beginning of the chapter and why?

2. What does he learn?

3. “There was something terribly enthralling in the exercise of influence.” (page 45)
What sentence from chapter 2 does this echo? Comment.

4. “Yes; he would try to be to Dorian Gray what, without knowing it, the lad was to the painter who had fashioned the wonderful portrait.” What is the meaning of this sentence?

5. Find examples of Lord Henry’s cynicism in the discussion at his aunt Agatha’s.

6. Find examples of Lord Henry’s paradoxes.

7. What is the East End?

8. What is Whitechapel?

9. Is Lord Henry successful in his endeavour (see question 4)? Justify.