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Basil's Story
Basil is an artist portrayed as being utterly devoted to Dorian Gray from the
very beginning of the novel. So much so that he claims that he grew `weak'
when he met him. Although Basil is depicted as boring and not extremely
attractive, he is an interesting character.…

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complex love and emotion add depth to Dorian's hedonistic attitude, yet we know when
Basil dies, as does the hope that Dorian will change.

Key Quotations

1. `He is all my art to me now'
2. `I have put too much of myself into it'
3. `We shall all suffer…

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