But Juliet! Harry, imagine a girl, hardly seventeen years of age, with a little, flowerlike face, a small Greek head with plaited coils of dark-brown hair, eyes that were violet wells of passion, lips that were like the petals of a rose.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 4. Dorian is captivated by the performance of Sibyl as Juliet in Shakespeare’s play. He describes her as a beautiful object. Her eyes are likened in a metaphor as "violet wells of passion" and lips are compared in a simile to the "petals of a rose." Dorian seems preoccupied with Sibyl’s physical appearance rather than her personality.