Analysis Of Lolita By Vladimir Nabokov

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I’ve read the book Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov which I’ve wanted to read for a long time. While the book was as interesting as I imagined, the language style was harder to follow than I’m used to. None the less, I really enjoyed the book, it was different from the books I usually read, and it had a heavier theme.
The books plot is, to summarize it very shortly, about a man called Humbert Humbert in the book, who’s sexually attracted to a certain type of young girls that he calls nymphets, and about a girl nicknamed Lolita by Humbert, whose actual name is Dolores, who he falls in love with. It’s a book about perversion, forbidden love, exploitation and jealousy.
“Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as ‘nymphets.’” Page 15. Humbert explanation
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She was bratty and spoiled and at times the book made it seem like she was the one exploiting him, of course, that is probably because Humbert is the narrator and an extremely unreliable one at that. But all in all, Lolita simply was not likeable, but I still think that Humbert is the one in the wrong.
The only character I truly liked and pitied was Lolita’s mother Charlotte, who married Humbert out of love and unknowingly invited a paedophile that only wanted her daughter, into her home.
“You see, there is no alternative. I have loved you from the minute I saw you. I am a passionate and lonely woman and you are the love of my life.” Page 74. When I read the love letter from Charlotte to Humbert I truly felt for Charlotte and pitied her for being so stupidly

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