How would I apply feminist criticism to The Picture of Dorian Gray given that Lord Henry constantly speaks about women as if they were simply objects.

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As The Picture of Dorian Gray is social satire, you shouldn't put too much literal stock in anything anyone says.  If you want to understand how the artist or Oscar Wilde feels about women, you should try to understand the very opposite of their words.

Lord Henry is a Vice figure, a Satanic hero, the sarcastic voice of the author.  He's a mouthpiece for Wilde to pretend to be an  elitist and sexist socialites of the time, and he's too unrealistic to be taken too seriously.

Lord Henry's epigrams are little zingers that are part of Wilde's wit and not...

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