There is no doubt that the young man in question is a perfect gentleman. He is always most polite to me. Besides, he has the appearance of being rich, and the flowers he sends are lovely…I trust he is one of the aristocracy. He has all the appearance of it, I must say. It might be a most brilliant marriage for Sibyl. They would make a charming couple. His good looks are really quite remarkable; everybody notices them.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 5. Mrs. Vane is happy with the match between Dorian and her daughter Sibyl, she explains to her son James. She has no doubt that Dorian is the perfectly gentleman and it will be a perfect marriage, she tells her suspicious son. How wrong she is! She judges Dorian completely on appearances and is won over by his good looks, politeness and aristocratic appearance.