History TearJerker / Lolita

30th May '15 10:36:14 AM lamartsboys
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* Dolores trades sexual favors for pocket money.
2nd Apr '15 8:43:14 AM AdelePotter
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* The Whole. Damn. Thing. One of the most heartbreaking and disturbing pieces of literature ever written.
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* The Whole. Damn. Thing. One of the most heartbreaking and disturbing pieces of literature ever written.written. * Dolores's entire childhood. Made even more bitterly ironic by the fact that, had her mother not been hit by a car at the ''worst possible moment'', she would've been sent off to boarding school, far, far away from Humbert, and presumably lived a long, happy life. But because of a sick twist of fate, her childhood was destroyed, [[spoiler:and she dies at the age of eighteen.]]
19th Mar '15 4:00:41 PM theoddkoala
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the sympathy was skewed a bit too far in humbert's direction (including the use of "nymphet" to describe lolita)
* The moment when Humbert meets a 17-year-old Lo and realises that he loves her as a ''person'', not just because she was a nymphet. Coming from a man who's essentially a psychopath and child rapist, and considering what he's already inflicted on Lo, "love" doesn't mean much, but it's moving to see that Humbert is beginning to understand what he's done to Lolita and feels some genuine affection for her.
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* The moment when Humbert meets a 17-year-old Lo and realises that he loves her as a ''person'', not just because she was a nymphet. child. Coming from a the man who's essentially a psychopath and child rapist, and considering what he's already inflicted on Lo, who repeatedly abused her, that "love" obviously doesn't mean much, anything, but it's moving especially heartbreaking to see that Humbert is beginning began to understand what he's done to Lolita and feels some genuine affection for her.way. too. late.
19th Feb '15 9:52:22 AM themaniacinthemailbox
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* Lolita goes on to live a normal life, in a happy marriage [[spoiler:only to die giving birth to her first child, who was born stillborn.]]
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* Lolita goes on to live a normal life, in a happy marriage [[spoiler:only to die giving birth to her first child, who was born stillborn.]]
14th Jan '15 9:04:30 PM aceofspuds
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Misquotes and misrepresents work
* During one of the final scenes of the book, when Humbert asks Lolita to explain why she doesn't feel resentment towards Quilty for [[spoiler: molesting her and attempting to exploit her,]] he supplies her response. "He broke my heart. You merely broke my life."
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* During one of the final scenes of the book, when Humbert asks Lolita to explain why she doesn't feel resentment towards Quilty for [[spoiler: molesting her and attempting to exploit her,]] he supplies imagines her response. "He broke my her heart. You I merely broke my her life."
20th Oct '14 9:48:50 AM Snarf
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* Dolores cries herself to sleep ''every night''.
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* Dolores cries herself to sleep ''every night''.night''. * The Whole. Damn. Thing. One of the most heartbreaking and disturbing pieces of literature ever written.
21st Jan '14 3:45:14 AM ikissfrogs
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* The moment when Humbert meets a 17-year-old Lo and realises that he loves her as a ''person'', not just because she was a nymphet. Coming from a man who's essentially a psychopath and child rapist, and considering what he's already inflicted on Lo, "love" doesn't mean much, but it's moving to see that Humbert is beginning to understand what he's done to Lolita and feels some genuine affection for her.
19th Dec '13 2:57:13 PM TamiTam
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** Although given that Humbert always wants our sympathy, this could be him deliberately wearing the mask of a StoicWoobie. As always in Nabokov, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation you decide]].
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** Although given that Humbert always wants our sympathy, this could be him deliberately wearing the mask of a StoicWoobie. As always in Nabokov, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation you decide]].decide]]. * Dolores cries herself to sleep ''every night''.
27th Nov '12 7:56:12 AM 05tele
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Fixed quote, added bit
* Near the end of the book, Humbert recalls a moment when [[spoiler:after Lolita has left him, he hears the laughter of children, and realizes that "the hopelessly poignant thing, was not the absence of Lolita from my side, by the absence of Lolita from that concord"]]
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* Near the end of the book, Humbert recalls a moment when [[spoiler:after Lolita has left him, he hears the laughter of children, children in a school playground, and realizes that "the hopelessly poignant thing, thing was not the absence of Lolita from my side, by but the absence of Lolita from that concord"]]concord."]] ** Although given that Humbert always wants our sympathy, this could be him deliberately wearing the mask of a StoicWoobie. As always in Nabokov, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation you decide]].
1st Oct '12 7:36:35 AM dadaluma
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* Lolita goes on to live a normal life, in a happy marriage [[spoiler:only to die giving birth to her first child, who was born stillborn.]]
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* Lolita goes on to live a normal life, in a happy marriage [[spoiler:only to die giving birth to her first child, who was born stillborn.]]]] * Near the end of the book, Humbert recalls a moment when [[spoiler:after Lolita has left him, he hears the laughter of children, and realizes that "the hopelessly poignant thing, was not the absence of Lolita from my side, by the absence of Lolita from that concord"]]
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