What changes did Dorian Gray experience throughout the novel, and how did these changes affect the outcome of the book?

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The young Dorian becomes depressed at the idea of losing his youthful beauty when Lord Henry impresses on him how quickly it will fade. Dorian wishes that his new portrait could age rather than him, hardly realizing he has made a deal with the devil when he makes this wish.

Dorian is at first pleased that the portrait takes on his aging and corruption while he stays young and beautiful. Egged on by Lord Henry, he sees his life of hedonism and cruelty as a way to gain experience. He surrounds...

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