In 'The Picure of Dorian Gray' what is in the note Dorian gives to alan campbell?
I know it doesn't mention it in the novel, but I was puzzled as to what it could be.
Alan was adamant in not helping Dorian, but as soon as he read the note he changed his mind.
What could have been so bad?
- LomaxLv 71 decade agoFavourite answer
Obviously, Dorian Gray knew a secret about Alan Campbell, the revelation of which would be devastating. He uses this knowledge to blackmail Campbell into helping him.
What the secret actually IS is not revealed; the reader is free to guess. The implication, however, is that Campbell did something illegal/immoral whilst under the influence of Gray, which reboubles the latter's guilt.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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- 1 decade ago
I'm not sure exactly what the letter says, but I know it says it is 'a matter of life and death'...that is the only reason Alan Campbell comes to Dorian.
presumebly the letter was just a short note....perhaps only with those words......I suppose it's up to the reader's imagination!