images of tranquility and innocence: ?Dorian was sleeping quite peacefully, lying on his side, with one hand underneath his cheek. He looked like a boy [...]? (Wilde 136). After his frantic night, the pleasantness of sleeping is described. The temporal speed has been impeded by a myriad of descriptive details showcasing how he slept, the position of his body on the bed, down to the very spot his hand was placed as he slept. These elements hinder the narrative from reaching the point it needs to make--he looked like a boy--and thereby elongates the time it takes to reach it. The narrative is poisoned by Dorian because it acts as an agent of protection to safeguard Dorians
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