A-LEVEL AQA English Lit NEA 'Dorian Gray' with Beauty Value HELP PLS LMAO!!!!!!

Watch
Caitlyn Sixx
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#1
Ok so, I'm doing my second NEA essay right now and I've chosen to do Dorian Gray and I'm exploring it in relation to the Beauty & Value lens. My question that I decided on with my teacher is 'How far is it possible to argue that Wilde's novel is ENTIRELY VALUEABLE'.
Problem is i have no idea where to go with this????? Does anybody have any points i can talk about that you did?

I know that one of my points is going to be about how it talks about philosophical and moral subjects. And another point will be about his language BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO ACTUALLY DO WITH THESE POINTS???????? LIKE WHICH QUOTES? WHAT TO WRITE LMAO
0
reply
alulaEclipse
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 weeks ago
#2
Hi! Here are some things I found that might be relevant:

If you’re writing about beauty and value, you could talk about aesthetics vs ethics/morality.

The Conflict Between Aestheticism and Morality:
https://www.bu.edu/writingprogram/jo...ssue-1/duggan/

The aesthetic movement:
https://www.theartssocietycranleigh....AS/rev1101.htm

Morality:
https://philosophynow.org/issues/65/Wilde_and_Morality

An aesthetic to a moral value:
https://www.grin.com/document/282425

Quotes you could use on Aestheticism and beauty/youth:
-'You have the most marvellous youth, and youth is the one thing worth having' - Lord Henry
- 'I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die' - Lord Henry
- 'Without art you are nothing' – Dorian Gray
- 'It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances' - Lord Henry
- ‘But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face.’ - Lord Henry
- ‘An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.’ – Basil
- ‘You had brought me something higher, something of which all art is but a reflection.’ - Sibyl
- ‘You are more to me than all art can ever be.’ – Sibyl

A few more beauty quotes:
https://quizlet.com/82818439/the-pic...y-flash-cards/

Some morality quotes:
https://www.examword.com/quote-class...turedoriangray

You could also talk about:
- The Superficial Nature of Society
https://writingbros.com/essay-exampl...f-dorian-gray/
https://www.examword.com/quote-class...turedoriangray

- The Negative Consequences of Influence
https://sites.google.com/site/dorian...r-of-influence
https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/bi...=1&isAllowed=y
https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/doria...eme/influence/

- Art and the Imitation of Life
https://bibliotecadigital.univalle.e...pdf?sequence=1
https://www.grin.com/document/369412

(As well as beauty/youth/ and value)

You could use some of these points to evaluate your question
0
reply
Caitlyn Sixx
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#3
(Original post by alulaeclipse)
hi! Here are some things i found that might be relevant:

If you’re writing about beauty and value, you could talk about aesthetics vs ethics/morality.

the conflict between aestheticism and morality:
https://www.bu.edu/writingprogram/jo...ssue-1/duggan/

the aesthetic movement:
https://www.theartssocietycranleigh....as/rev1101.htm

morality:
https://philosophynow.org/issues/65/wilde_and_morality

an aesthetic to a moral value:
https://www.grin.com/document/282425

quotes you could use on aestheticism and beauty/youth:
-'you have the most marvellous youth, and youth is the one thing worth having' - lord henry
- 'i am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die' - lord henry
- 'without art you are nothing' – dorian gray
- 'it is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances' - lord henry
- ‘but beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face.’ - lord henry
- ‘an artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.’ – basil
- ‘you had brought me something higher, something of which all art is but a reflection.’ - sibyl
- ‘you are more to me than all art can ever be.’ – sibyl

a few more beauty quotes:
https://quizlet.com/82818439/the-pic...y-flash-cards/

some morality quotes:
https://www.examword.com/quote-class...turedoriangray

you could also talk about:
- the superficial nature of society
https://writingbros.com/essay-exampl...f-dorian-gray/
https://www.examword.com/quote-class...turedoriangray

- the negative consequences of influence
https://sites.google.com/site/dorian...r-of-influence
https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/bi...=1&isallowed=y
https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/doria...eme/influence/

- art and the imitation of life
https://bibliotecadigital.univalle.e...pdf?sequence=1
https://www.grin.com/document/369412

(as well as beauty/youth/ and value)

you could use some of these points to evaluate your question
thank you sm!!!!!
1
reply
alulaEclipse
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by Caitlyn Sixx)
thank you sm!!!!!
No problem!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Has your education been disrupted this academic year due to the pandemic?

Yes (114)
86.36%
No (18)
13.64%

Watched Threads

View All