History TearJerker / Lolita

27th Jun '16 6:52:34 AM 06tele
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*** Since elsewhere in the book, Humbert's expressions of remorse are always in the context of feeling sorry for having done things to her which he likes to make out he can't stop himself from doing, but this is the only moment where he goes as far as to imagine her being happy away from him (in fact, that she'd've been better off if she'd never even him), it's possible that this is Humbert's brief flicker of genuine conscience. In the Lyne movie, it's played as such.

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*** Since elsewhere in the book, Humbert's expressions of remorse are always in the context of feeling sorry for having done things to her which he likes to make out he can't stop himself from doing, but this is the only moment where he goes as far as to imagine her being happy away from him (in fact, that she'd've been better off if she'd never even met him), it's possible that this is Humbert's brief flicker of genuine conscience. In the Lyne movie, it's played as such.
27th Jun '16 6:52:09 AM 06tele
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*** Since elsewhere in the book, Humbert's expressions of remorse are always in the context of feeling sorry for having done things to her which he likes to make out he can't stop himself from doing, but this is the only moment where he goes as far as to imagine her being happy away from him, and even seems to understand that she would have been better off if she'd never even him, it's possible that this is Humbert's brief flicker of genuine conscience. In the Lyne movie, it's played as such.

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*** Since elsewhere in the book, Humbert's expressions of remorse are always in the context of feeling sorry for having done things to her which he likes to make out he can't stop himself from doing, but this is the only moment where he goes as far as to imagine her being happy away from him, and even seems to understand him (in fact, that she would have she'd've been better off if she'd never even him, him), it's possible that this is Humbert's brief flicker of genuine conscience. In the Lyne movie, it's played as such.
27th Jun '16 6:49:05 AM 06tele
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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 in a school playground, and realizes that "the hopelessly poignant thing was not the absence of Lolita from my side, but 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 in a school playground, and realizes that "the hopelessly poignant thing was not the absence of Lolita from my side, but the absence of Lolita her voice from that concord."]]


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*** Since elsewhere in the book, Humbert's expressions of remorse are always in the context of feeling sorry for having done things to her which he likes to make out he can't stop himself from doing, but this is the only moment where he goes as far as to imagine her being happy away from him, and even seems to understand that she would have been better off if she'd never even him, it's possible that this is Humbert's brief flicker of genuine conscience. In the Lyne movie, it's played as such.
24th Jun '16 9:08:33 PM YasminPerry
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** YMMV. Humbert may have genuinely come to love Delores once he sees her as a wife and future-mother. One of the reasons the book is such a classic is because of its wildly different interpretations, after all, and just because you're a paedo doesn't mean you're 100% evil (even though society begs to differ.)
23rd Jun '16 12:35:48 PM YasminPerry
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* [[spoiler: Humbert's backstory involving Annabel Leigh. Sure, Humbert is a {{jerkass}} paedo, but Annabel was a genuinely nice young girl who tragically died. If you don't 100% hate Humbert & are willing to feel sympathy for him, you'll find it one of his few redeeming qualities.]]

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* [[spoiler: Humbert's backstory involving Annabel Leigh. Sure, Humbert is a {{jerkass}} paedo, but Annabel was a genuinely nice young girl who tragically died. If you don't 100% hate Humbert & are willing to feel sympathy for him, you'll find it one of his the few redeeming qualities.aspects of his personality.]]
23rd Jun '16 12:35:07 PM YasminPerry
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* 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.]]

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* 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.]]
* [[spoiler: Humbert's backstory involving Annabel Leigh. Sure, Humbert is a {{jerkass}} paedo, but Annabel was a genuinely nice young girl who tragically died. If you don't 100% hate Humbert & are willing to feel sympathy for him, you'll find it one of his few redeeming qualities.
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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 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.]]
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