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A Pedophile's Transgressions in Lolita, a Tragic Novel by Vladimir Nabokov
Analysis of Lolita Considering Aristotle and Hume “Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with!” transcribed a condemned Humbert Humbert, protagonist of Vladimir Nabokov’s scandalous tragedy Lolita (Nabokov, Lolita 32). The novel details a pedophile’s many transgressions with an aesthetically pleasing prose; Humbert poet...
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Pale Faith in Life After Death in Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Pale Faith: An Essay on Pale Fire Philosophically, the very nature of death has puzzled even the greatest philosophers since the time of humanity’s humble beginning. While some may argue that once an individual dies, it is lights out, no encore, that’s all she wrote, and the nothingness consumes everything for all eternity...
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The Use of Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality on the Character of Humbert Humbert in Lolita, a Novel by Vladimir Nabokov
A Psychoanalysis of Humbert Humbert’s Personality and Behavior. Sigmund Freud developed a theory called the Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality; it argues that one’s behavior is a result from an interaction of three mind structure that are the id, the ego, and the superego. David Myers says in his recent book Exploring Ps...
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A Personal Interpretation of Lolita, a Novel by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita is a novel written by the Russian author Vladimir Nabokov in which the main character of the intriguingstory Humbert Humber, has a pedophile attraction towards his twelve years old step daughter. He describes the passion and morbid obsession that he holds towards the girl in a vivid and detailed manner that engages...
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The Consequences of Unsatisfied Psychological Needs in the Novels Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and The Collector by John Fowles
“'It is quite true that man lives by bread alone — when there is no bread. But what happens to man’s desires when there is plenty of bread and when his belly is chronically filled?” – Abraham Maslow. Abraham Maslow explored the motivations people have, and believed that people possess a set of motivational systems aimed tow...
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Vladimir Nabokov's Anti-Freudian Views on Psychology as Portrayed in His Controversial Novel Lolita
            When a taboo work is published, one underlying question always remains: does it have literary merit? It is difficult to apply universal criteria in order to assess whether or not a literary work has value. Some of the authors under fire may defend their writings by emphasizing a certain truth they were trying to...
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Objectification and Male Dominance in Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
For many readers, the immediate emotional reaction to Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita is one of repulsion and recoiling from the explicitly pedophilic sexualization of a 12-year-old girl by the main character HumbertHumbert, from whose perspective the story is told. Most people are, rightfully, disturbed by the idea of inte...
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The Role of the Unreliable and Manipulative Narration in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita
In Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, the author uses the very nature of his writing style to explore the depraved mind of the protagonist, Humbert Humbert, in a way that both keeps him from cartoon villainy and makes him subtly more horrifying to the reader. Nabokov uses his extensive knowledge of criminal case studies to create a...
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Character Analysis of Humbert Humbert in Lolita, a Book by Vladimir Nabokov
It is easy to despise HumbertHumbert, the chief protagonist/antagonist of Vladimir Nabokov’s piece de resistance,Lolita. A narrator most decry as extremely unreliable, throughout the text HumbertHumbert is at turns a pedophile, murderer, and criminal mastermind. It cannot be denied that Humbert’s ego and questionable state...
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Writing Techniques of Vladimir Nabokov in the Book Pnin
The End "A man is like a novel: until the very last page you don't know how
it will end. Otherwise it wouldn't be worth reading" (Yevgeny Zamayatin).
In life, one starts something in order to find a ending. One starts a game
to finish, starts a movie to find out the ending, and reads a book to find
out the ending, but...
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An Analysis of the Main Characters Lolita and Humbert in Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
1970  In the novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov, the standards in the society where the main characters Lolita and Humbert live, are about the same as they are now. The novel is set in the 1940s-1960s when everyone was super close-minded and many things were taboo. Around this time was when you had to believe that everyone...
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The Moral and Ethical Dilemma of Humbert Humbert in Lolita, a Novel by Vladimir Nabokov
In the novel Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, the main character Humbert Humbert develops feelings for his wife’s daughter, Lolita, despite him being an adult and her being a 12 year old girl. Humbert feels that when she exposes frustration with him she brings the situation to a sexual level, even though she is young. I believe...
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A Journey to Loss of Innocence and Self-Discovery in the Literary Works of Vladimir Nabokov and E.B. White
“Perfect Past” is a descriptive piece about Vladimir Nabokov’s journey in his loss of innocence and coming to terms with the passage of time and its implications. “Once More to the Lake” is a descriptive piece about E.B. White bringing his son to a lake in Maine he used to frequent as a child, which turns into a journey of...
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The Sexual Euphemism in Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Animated Merkins and Little Deadly Demons: Sexual Euphemism in Lolita At the beginning of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, the narrator, imprisoned Humbert Humbert, invites his jury to look at his account of his crimes, his “tangle of thorns,” and to judge him (9). Nabokov gives us the choice to judge Humbert as we read Lolita,...
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Character Analysis of Humbert Humbert and Lolita in a Film by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita : Lolita : Analysis * J 7939 1 advert=NonSSI* * J 7939 1 advert=NonSSI*The TeknoSurf AdWave ** My analysis of Lolita In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov created two of the unrelenting cha...
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The Deceptive Use of Language in Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov, one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, is a highly aesthetic writer. Most of his work shows an amazing interest in and talent for language. He deceptively uses language in Lolita to mask and make the forbidden divine. Contextually, Lolita may be viewed as a novel about explicit sexual desire. However,...
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The Poetic Depiction of Perversion in Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Poetry of Perversion Lolita is perhaps one of the most disturbing novels of the century: it tells the immoral story of a middle- aged man who falls in love with a twelve year- old girl (a "nymphet," as he calls her) and has a sexual relationship with her for over two years, until she disappears with another more...
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A Sexually Charged Novel in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita
Lolita is perhaps one of the most disturbing novels of the century: it tells the immoral story of a middle- aged man who falls in love with a twelve year- old girl (a "nymphet," as he calls her) and has a sexual relationship with her for over two years, until she disappears with another more perverse middle- aged...
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An Analysis of Nymphets in Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
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...
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An Analysis of the Literature by Vladimir Nabokov
Left Behind “Our existence is but a breif crack of light between two eternities of darkness” --Vladimir Nabokov, 1947. Three years ago, my family and I moved to Erie, Michigan. Our old one story home was scooted up to a ranch style house built in the late 1960’s. Kay Luis lived there. She was an older woman, around th...
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A Character Review of Gregor in The Metamorphosis" by Vladimir Nabokov
Gregor had alienated himself long before his metamorphosis into a beetle. His obsession with his job had dehumanized him, made him less personal and more mechanical. While on business trips, he began to lock his doors at night in the hotels. He carried this action back to his homelife. His family did not know him anymore pa...
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An Analysis of Lolita, a Novel by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita In the novel, Lolita, written by Vladimir Nabokov, the setting takes place in New England during the 1950 s. The protagonist is a man named Humbert Humbert who is fifty-four and has infatuations with nymph-like girls. The antagonist is Humbert Humbert s mental disorders, which lead him to his sick obsession with a t...
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An Analysis of the Main Character, Humbert in the Book, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, is narrated by Humbert Humbert, the main character and villain of the book. At first it seems that because of his actions it is obvious that the reader will hate him and sympathize with the other main character Lolita. His clever narration though, leads the reader to sympathize with or even accept...
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An Overview of the Character Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita is one of the most unconventional literary classics of the century. Lolita is a twelve-year-old girl, who is desired by the European intellectual Humbert Humbert. As the narrator of the story, Humbert chronicles his abnormal childhood, adolescent experiences, and an adventure in a booming American as a European touri...
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An Analysis of the Characters in Lolita, a Novel by Vladimir Nabokov
My analysis of LolitaIn 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, Nabok...
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