Is Lolita a Love Story or Pornography?

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Is Lolita a Love story or pornography? Is it Moral or Immoral? Lolita, the dramatic story of the main character, Humbert Humbert and the twelve and a half year old Lolita is the most controversial and greatest masterpiece created by the Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita is a full-blown psychological novel, a detective novel, a confessional novel, a Doppelgänger Tale, an extended allegory for artistic process a sexual myth, more complicated and mysterious than comparable to Freudian stereotypes, even a fable with correspondence to the little red riding hood story. Nabokov possesses the power to enchant the reader with an enormous variety of beautiful language and structure. By creating word plays he enables H.H. to convince…show more content…
At this point in the novel the reader does not know of what or that Humbert is guilty of anything. Through his gentle tone, elaborate language and romantic sense Humbert appears as a prince in a fairy, the definite hero. The reader almost believes Humbert's position in court to be accidental, as he seems incondemnable. Lolita makes the first approach to intercourse in the novel on page 133 when she suggests that they play a game. Importantly Lolita views it as game "she and Charlie had played". Humbert states "she saw the stark act merely as a part of a youngster's furtive world unknown to adults. What adults did for purposes of procreation was no business of hers." This comic description shows Lolita's naiveté as well as the lack of connection she has to the game. There is no passion on her part proven by the kiss being described as having "some rather comical refinements of flutter and probe which made me conclude she had been coached at an early age by a little Lesbian." In addition Lolita suggests having sex but is taken aback when he nuzzles her shoulder. " It was very curious the way she considered and kept doing so for a long time all caresses except kisses on the mouth or the stark act of love either "romantic slosh" or "abnormal"". Her disengagement in everything surrounding the act itself signals her youth and inexperience as well as lack of interest in Humbert as a person. She proceeds handling the

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