What are the main topics and the more narrow topics in “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde? 10 points ?

I need about 20 main topics on the novel by Oscar Wilde “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. Please be specific and original. 10 points for best asnwer.

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  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1856 – 1900)

    Themes
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    Theme 1
    Self-worship leads to self-destruction.

    Theme 2
    Time will have its way.

    Theme 3
    Beauty is only skin deep.

    Theme 4
    Earthly pleasures can never completely satisfy a human being.

    Theme 5
    Evil appears in winsome disguises.

    Theme 6
    An abused child becomes an abusive adult.

    Theme 7
    Implied homosexuality.

    http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/Guides3/PictureOfDorian.html#Themes

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    Themes, Motifs & Symbols

    Themes

    The Purpose of Art

    The Supremacy of Youth and Beauty

    The Superficial Nature of Society

    The Negative Consequences of Influence

    Motifs

    Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts, or literary devices that can help to develop and inform the text’s major themes.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Colour White

    Homoerotic Male Relationships

    Symbols

    Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts.

    The Opium Dens

    James Vane

    The Yellow Book

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/doriangray/themes.html

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    Objects/Places

    The Painting:

    The Painting: The book:

    The knife:

    http://www.bookrags.com/notes/dg/OBJ.htm

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