The Picture of Dorian Gray is probably the most famous Gothic novel ever written. Authored by Oscar Wilde, this psychological novel had initially been censored for fear that the story might be indecent, however, even after censorship it became a mirror to the British upper class, and offended their moral sensibilities. Wilde defended his novel with passion and even expanded and revised it in 1891 when he included an aphoristic preface where he fiercely defended the right of an artist and art. The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel Wilde ever wrote, and it exists in several variations, in the magazine edition, the “uncensored” version, and the 1891 book edition.
The Picture of Dorian Gray Inspired Names in Pop Culture
Remember that movie from the 2000s Cats and Dogs? Remember how doggos and kittens fought amongst each other and had a proper full blown war? It is a tale as old as time; these two animals just do not like each other. Dogs chase cats up the trees, cats scratch dog noses, and it seems that the battle is not stopping. However, one dog and cat pair is here to break all the misconceptions and assumptions of these two species. Henry the dog and Baloo the cat have something essential in common. Both of them are rescues, and together with their human, they are now exploring the great outdoors and probably searching for the most Instagrammable background for their “selfies.”
This unlikely friendship has garnered them over 1.3 million followers on Instagram, and that number is growing each day. Cynthia Bennet and Andre Sibilsky, their humans, said that they do not believe how popular their two munchkins have become. The two of them met in Boston, but since they are from New Hampshire and Texas, they wanted to explore the outdoors and get back to nature and away from the city. They moved to Colorado and started hiking regularly, and that is when they decided to adopt a dog. Henry was a perfect choice, he is a mix and match of a German Shepherd, Husky, Staffordshire Terrier, Aussie, and a Boxer, and it is safe to say that with this heritage, he stood out like a sore thumb – in the best possible way. The former street pupper accompanied them on their adventures and got his own Instagram account.
The pair said that the reason why the lovely pup got a kitty buddy is because of his severe separation anxiety. When his humans weren’t home, he didn’t eat or drink, and he was very stressed, so Baloo came in like a perfect rescue for this situation. The two of them became friends immediately, and Baloo managed to calm Henry down, and Henry now has the ideal companion for the hours when his humans are working. Cynthia even said that she thinks that Baloo probably thinks he is a dog too, as he ignores cats and runs up to doggos during their walks. Now, the two of them are real hiking buddies. Baloo rests on Henry’s back when he gets too tired to walk, which is perfect for thousands of adorable pictures of them on Instagram, each of which gets thousands and thousands of likes and comments.
The Picture of Dorian Gray Inspired Dog Name Considerations
The Picture of Dorian Gray follows the story of a handsome young man called Dorian Gray who becomes the subject of a full-length portrait in oil that an artist Basil Hallward paints. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and they become friends, which allows Dorian access to the aristocratic society where people believe in hedonism, sensual fulfillment, and beauty. Dorian then sells his soul to keep his beauty forever, and the picture starts aging instead of him and recording every sin he commits. The fact that this novel tells one of the most popular stories ever, it is no wonder that you would find it inspirational enough to name your pup after one of the characters in it. So, let’s begin.
You can always start with the beautiful name Dorian, after the main character who sells his soul to keep his pristine youth and beauty. Henry is a perfect moniker for a posh doggo, after Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian’s upper-class friend. Basil, after Basil Hallward, the artist, is a fantastic choice for a shaggy pup, and the name Sybil is just the fit for a posh pupper who will get their name after Sybil Vane, a beautiful but poor actress with whom Dorian falls in love.