Essays on Lolita

Lolita: The Theme Of Desire

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is a haunting story about a young girl named Dolores Haze, who is seduced and coerced into a sexual relationship by a man who uses the pseudonym Humbert Humbert. Humbert develops a fascination with Dolores and eventually marries her mother so he can stay close to her. This obsession makes him...

The Disturbing Beauty Of Lolita

Many authors have acclaimed the 1955 novel, Lolita, written by Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov as “the greatest work of the 20th century.” Undoubtedly, it has received challenges against whether it is appropriate. Banned in almost every country, it is one of the most controversial novels of the 20th century. The novel even received raised eyebrows...
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Lolita And The Talented Mr. Ripley: The Dangers Of Obsession

The term obsession is frequently used in common language to show that one is very interested in a person, place or thing. For example, one may say they are obsessed with a certain TV show. However, the true definition of obsession is a thought that constantly consumes or interferes with a person’s mind. This type...
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The Exploration Into The Psyche Of Two Male Protagonists Using David Lurie And Humble

 “External conditions mirror internal conditions” asserts authors Meg Lundstrom and Charlene Belk in their book titled Power of flow. This internal development I’d defined as one’s thinking and their way of looking at the world. This essay will investigate the internal development of male protagonists compared to their actions. By looking at J.M Coetzee’s characterization...
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Lolita: Anomalies Of A Memory In A Novel

“Among the anomalies of a memory, whose possessor and victim should never have tried to become an autobiographer, the worst is the inclination to equate in retrospect my age with that of the century,” says Vladimir Nabokov in the foreword to his autobiography “Speak, Memory!” (15). Nabokov gained most of his popularity after publishing one...
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Comparison Of Lolita And The Loved One

Throughout history, literature has often exposed the quintessential conflicts of humanity. That is, the tendency to fall victim to a consumerist society. Vladimir Nabokov in his novel, “Lolita”, and Evelyn Waugh in his novel, “The Loved One”, expose the damaging effects brought about by a commercialist society. Lolita, the protagonist in “Lolita”, and Aimee, the...
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Innocence Of Lolita And Sexual Attraction To Young Females

In the book Lolita, there are many examples of sexual attraction to young females. In this book, Humbert can’t express his love to Lolita without turning her into an item that’s towards lust. Humbert started talking about his relations with other women before the little girl Lolita. In Vladimir Nabokov is Lolita, uses Humbert to...
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Morality And Narration In Lolita

 ​Since its publication in 1955 the ambiguous nature of Humbert’s narration in Lolita has been debated by many critics. But this is not the only aspect that has been debated by critics, but also the question of morality in Nabokov’s novel. This essay focuses on morality and narration in Lolita, concentrating on Humbert’s unreliability. ​A...
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Lolita​: A Psychological Fairy Tale

Lolita​ is a novel published in 1955 and written by Russian-American author and poet Vladimir Nabokov. After immigrating to the United States from Europe, Humbert Humbert becomes sexually obsessed with a twelve-year old, Dolores Haze, who tends to go by the name Lolita. He marries the mother to be with Lolita. His obsession ultimately ruins...
1035 Words 2 Pages
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