Lolita Essay Examples
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Whilst undeniably disturbing, Jeffery Alan Triggs believes the scene in which Humbert masturbates ‘is important in this respect’; Humbert describes how he enters ‘a plane of being where nothing else mattered,’ and Triggs argues that ‘the importance of the scene lies in its suggestion that...
Iinherent sexuality, what is most evident is the manner in which Lolita has been forced to prematurely age sexually. In a character who describes ‘all caresses except kisses on the mouth or the stark act of love either “romantic slosh” or “abnormal”’, a distinct lack...
The relationship between Nabokov’s Humbert Humbert (H.H) and Dolores Haze (Lolita) has provoked nothing short of critical outcry due to its taboo and ethically questionable nature. Although Nabokov advised readers to avoid searching for connections between his works and his personal life, the ‘nymphic fixations’...
This research paper deals with the oppression of women at the hands of state government which uses religious ideologies as a tool to exercise its control and authority. The main focus is to analyze the exploitation of religious practices, particularly veil, for political ends that...
Released in 1958, in America, ”Lolita has been read by millions and written about by thousands”, as Durantaye said. Many have regarded Lolita as a dangerous piece of fiction, and they have debated its ethical perspective. In my opinion, this novel stands between beauty and...
Every now and again it’s probably healthy to crack open the glass, remove a certain world masterpiece from the display case, and in re-reading it recall that—unlike Ulysses and Lady Chatterley’s Lover, two other novels once deemed obscene by the tribunes of moral upkeep— Lolita...