And yet I must admit that this thing that has happened does not affect me as it should. It seems to me to be simply like a wonderful ending to a wonderful play. It has all the terrible beauty of a Greek tragedy, a tragedy in which I took a great part, but by which I have not been wounded.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 8. Explaining to Lord Henry his reaction to Sibyl’s suicide, Dorian sounds quite heartless and most certainly did not love her. He admits that he is not "wounded" by the tragedy of her death and it unaffected him. He feels like a spectator to a play and uses a simile to coldly compare Sibyl taking her life to "a wonderful ending to a wonderful play." Dorian’s sense of morality and of right and wrong are slipping away from him.