Caroline: I don't think Dorian feels guilty because he I think he feels that it was his obsession that really killed him.
Tali: No I don't think Dorian is going mad but I do feel that he is extremely paranoid. That now because of Basil's death something bad will befall him.
Heidi: I strongly agree with your comment about how people are quick to judge someone else before they blame and judge them selves. Not everyone is hard on themselves and they just accept who they are, others are to afraid to admit they are wrong or how they aren't perfect so they are real quick to blame others and make it look like they are in the wrong.
Chandler: I think that it is actually the opposite. Basil is not Dorian's creator but Dorian is the creator of Basil. I believe this because of Basil's obsession with Dorian and I think he is so obsessed because Basil sees himself through Dorian and it causes him to believe that he himself is perfect.
Jens: I believe that people can just snap. As human beings, we can only take so much pressure or so many insult. Dorian was probably feeling all of the pressure of living up to the person that everyone saw him as. Although people can snap, I don't believe his action was justified. There have been plenty of times that life gets to me and I snap, but I don't kill people. There are other ways he could have dealt with his anger beside taking it out on Basil.
Kirsten: I would describe Dorian much like an artist would describe a painting. At the beginning of the novel, Dorian was like a blank canvas. He had little experience with the world and overall, he wasn't really anybody. When Basil and Lord Henry meet him, he had so much potential. They began to "paint" Dorian in ways that, at first, looked pretty and appealing, but as time when on, the colors all blended together into one disgusting brown and the "painting" was ruined. Dorian started with very little personality or experience, and by the end of the novel, he had been shaped and altered so much that there was no going back from what he had done.
Eric D: I think that our "self" is made up of all the experiences we've had and all the people we have interacted with. Because of this, it makes it difficult to really stay true to who we are; however, I believe that if you do the things that truly make you happy and you pursue your passions, it hard to not be yourself. Also, I think its hard to be conscience of who we truly are because how we see ourselves is different from how others see us, but I think that if you are happy with who you think you are and what your doing, that is as conscience as you need to be of yourself.