Compose a 750 words essay on Answer 3 questions based on two symbolist books: Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans and The Portrait of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde. Needs to be plagiarism free!
Imagination at the world of des Esseintes at Fontenay is the one in which nature has made room for the artificial. This is a world in which des Esseintes can withdraw from all aggressions and sensual acts, a world where sensuous desires are satisfied by illusions, which alter in turn the nature of these desires themselves. During the last days at Fontesay, des Esseintes recognized that there was nothing to be done and that it was all over. The only difference this time was the attempt to embrace the totality of everything spiritual. But the mode of evolution that characterizes des Esseintess world of spirit resembles the history of natural bodies not only because of the decline and dissipation of energy involved, but also because it uses totalization and reflection as a means to reach that goal. His return to human society is compared to that of a nonbeliever trying to embrace religion. Through the work it is understood that decadence in literature is rather an aesthetic feature and not a moral conception. It is exactly the opposite of classicism. Each has its virtues, and in order to appreciate one to the fullest, one must learn to understand and appreciate the other.
In the Oscar Wilde’s work, The Portrait of Dorian Gray or The Picture of Dorian Gray, the responsibility of Gray’s loss in himself can be accounted to one named as Sybil Vane, who was Dorian’s love interest. Sybil Vane, was poor she although she was an exceptionally talented actress. Though she was a remarkable artist, her life was stuck to one of the third-rate theatres. Dorian fell for this lady, because of her talents and everything seemed quite well for sometime but soon after their engagement, Sybil’s talents disappear. Sybil becomes so passionately fond of Dorian that none of the roles on stage seem to be interest her anymore (Wilde, 179-184). Because of this reason, Dorian losses his love for Sybil with the passing time and he brutally dumps