Pure and White The Gothic novel The picture of Dorian gray by Oscar Wilde portrays the loss of innocence

Pure and White
The Gothic novel The picture of Dorian gray by Oscar Wilde portrays the loss of innocence, the importance of youth, and beauty trough the development of the color white as a motif. White usually portrays innocence and blankness, as it does when Dorian is first introduced. Dorians “white purity” of boyhood is what lord henry finds so amazing about Dorian.
The main character of the novel is Dorian Gray. At first, Dorian is a young, handsome, sweet, and gentle boy. He meets Basil Hallward, a painter, who becomes amazed and obsessed like with him. He is in love with Dorians beauty and good nature. Basil introduces Dorian to Lord Henry, which is when Dorians “purity’ starts to fade.