Never Ending Lives & The Fallacies of Hope

By |2013-11-20T07:38:01-05:00November 16th, 2013|Categories: Books, Christianity, Edmund Burke|

Dorian Gray and Raymond Fosca are famous fictional characters renowned for miraculously being granted their wish to live forever without aging. But, whereas the protagonist in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is a self-indulgent sensualist, Simone de Beauvoir’s novel All Men Are Mortal depicts Raymond Fosca as someone dedicated to bettering the lives of his countrymen. [...]