Matt- I think that Dorian is capable of being good as long as he stays away from Lord Henry and doesn't take his "advice" for the way he should live his own life.
Kimberly- I believe that Dorian became old and died when he stabbed his portrait because when Basil created the portrait Dorian told him to put his soul into it. So every sin he committed would show only in the portrait because thats where he soul was thus staying good looking on the outside. So he was living a bad life and committing these sins with no soul for his human body to reveal. So when he stabbed the portrait his soul transferred back to his physical body because it had to go back cause it couldn't go anywhere else but his body thus showing all of his sins and his body couldn't take it and showed by getting old and dying.
Addie- Living life forever with no soul or sin would be pointless because their would be nothing to live for and if there was you would not be able to enjoy it or feel the pain of something. With pain there would be no good things to feel. So a shorter life with a soul and sin would be better because you get to choose what you like and what you want to do that is enjoyable to you and live for something. Sin is good for life only in the reason to know what the greats are and without sin there couldn't be good and life would almost be boring.
Elle- In the book sin is everything. The entire book is based around the sinning's of man. Lessons that I think it teaches are that you can sin all you want to in life but there is a limit to it for every person. Your soul will feel the sin and sorrow you have created and it will catch up with you and make your life shorter and shorter every time you do sin. I also think that it represents a soul because without sin there would be no need for a soul because you could not feel more than one emotion thus not changing you. Sin can make people who they are and thats what I believe it represents.
John P- First, Dorian has already told Lord Henry that he is trying to change his ways to become good and stop the sinning. Dorian was his test subject for sin experiments I think and when he hears he wants to be good Lord Henry just gives up on him. Secondly I don't think Lord Henry ever cared for Dorian so at this point he really just gives up on him and doesn't want to have any relations with Dorian.
Jessica- When Dorian went to stab the portrait I think he had some idea that he would somehow hurt himself. After trying to be good and nothing changed in the portrait he just got so angered that he wanted to take his aggression out on the portrait but he also didn't want to live anymore and decided to try it all in one shot or stab if you will.
Sam- My view of Lord Henry at the end of the book is that he really just does not care for anyone or anything else besides himself. He just uses people as his puppets through the whole story and never cares at all what the outcome is unless it is not interesting for him anymore or if he is not having fun anymore. He is very selfish and I do not like him.
Caro- The price of beauty is so high in this book because Wilde is trying to portrait to pursue pleasures, but pleasure for things is not all in the beauty of things. So the price of beauty is so high because truly beautiful things are very hard to come by.
John P- Yes this is significant because throughout the story everyone that has a soul gets killed in the end for caring about something. Lord Henry is the only person to me that truly does not have a soul and in that case he can not die. He only cares for himself and with no soul he can sin as many times as he wants and he still will not care one bit.