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  • Writing The Novel Lolita
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    Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita When Vladimir Nabokov finished writing the novel Lolita he knew the explosive subject matter that he was now holding in his hands. After being turned down by publishing houses on numerous occasions to unleash his controversial story to the public, it was finally published by the French in 1955. Many critics were shocked and called it pornography while others praised his work. How could a pure thinking author conjugate ideas on issues so dark and depraved? What were his ...
  • Humbert A Nymphet
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    De-victimizing Lolita: Removing Emotion from the Classroom Abstract: This paper focuses on Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita. Specifically the argument discusses the need for reform within the classroom setting regarding student reaction and interpretation to the text. Class discussion involving Lolita tends to fall under a blanket of socially constructed presumptions that lend the discussion toward a shallow and judgmental reading of the text, and this tendency limits the discussion. This paper a...
  • One Example Of Humbert's Obsession With Lolita
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    My analysis of Lolita In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov created two of the unrelenting characters in the history of literature: Humbert Humbert and Lolita Haze. His narrator's voice and main character, Humbert Humbert, explains the complex story of a man and his obsession. To set this book off from other books about obsession, Nabokov gives Humbert possibly the most socially unacceptable obsession of all: pedophilia. This Lolita causes much of the controversy in the book. Is she an innocent child who is...
  • Humbert's Obsession For The Opposite Sex
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    Humble Humbert: I Think Not. Humbert Humbert. A delusional, sick, middle aged man obsessed with a self created love for pre-pubescent girls he has namely dubbed nymphets. Right Wrong, this is only the skin-deep image we are given of the main character in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Rather, He is a highly intelligent chess master who is constantly aware of his environment and is able to manipulate it with minute actions bringing him the results he desires. Humbert's obsession for the opposite sex ...
  • Lolita And Humberts
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    Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov. A Study Of The Main Character, Humbert Humbert, And How The Author Presen Lolita is an impressive and complex novel that allows its author, Vladimir Nabokov, to create a believable and realistic central character in the shape of Humbert Humbert. He appears to introduce Humbert as cruel and evil man, yet, almost touching. An enchanting figure that begs for the readers sympathy. Nabokov skilfully manipulates the reader into feeling sympathy for both Humbert and the objec...
  • Nicholson's Airbrushing Of Lolita's Perceived Moral Transgressions
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    'Lolita' and Censorship The twentieth century's two most infamous literary censorship cases - 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' and 'Ulysses' were brought to trial ostensibly because of fears about the public's exposure to obscene material. There were undoubtedly a number of other tacit reasons for prosecution bound up in the social, sexual and political economies of the early twentieth century. Nonetheless, it is fair to say that the danger, in Britain and the US, was seen to lie in the textual represe...

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