There can be beauty in almost anything if you look for it, including different types of love. That is one of the points of Oscar Wilde’s Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray. It talks about how humans create beautiful things, but also how they find love between two people of the same gender to be “ugly”. It is not written out clearly though; “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming.” The poem is tell the readers that those who find love between two people of the same gender “ugly” are corrupt for thinking this way, because it is still love, and love should not be judged. It does state there is hope for those who accept this love even though they may feel this love for their same gender; “Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are cultivated.” It goes on to say that “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. This is all.” This is to hint to the readers that no matter what love, it is neither perfect nor imperfect, and it can be a happy love, or a sad one. The poem goes on to say that worrying about other’s love is unnecessary, because it is useless to worry about it.
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