History YMMV / Lolita

5th May '13 7:56:45 AM Willbyr
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* AdaptationDecay: Some have criticized Kubrick's version of giving undue screentime to Quilty.
** Kubrick's film was largely disliked because film restrictions at the time prevented him from devoting more screen time to the illicit affair between Humbert and Lolita. Kubrick went on record and said that had he known he would've been so restricted, he [[OldShame never would've made the film]].



* NightmareFuel[=/=]ParanoiaFuel: Are you a parent of a teen/tween? If you are, you will have nightmares about them being abused.


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* NightmareFuel[=/=]ParanoiaFuel: Are you a parent of a teen/tween? If you are, you will have nightmares about them being abused.
5th May '13 7:50:36 AM Willbyr
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* NightmareFuel[=/=]ParanoiaFuel: Are you a parent with teen/tween? If you are, you will have nightmares about them being abused.
* MisaimedFandom: Vladimir Nabokov hoped his readers were [[ViewersAreGeniuses smart enough]] to see through all of Humbert's attempts at gaining sympathy, and realize what a sick and twisted man he is. Not all of them were. Some people actually ''sympathize'' with Humbert. As quoted by another writer, Lolita is "not the corruption of an innocent child by a cunning adult, but the exploitation of a weak adult by a corrupt child".
** There are also people who denounce the book because they think it's an attempt to portray pedophilia in a positive light (when in reality, [[MisaimedFandom Nabokov was trying to show the opposite]]). Seeing as Humbert is an UnreliableNarrator who often tries to gain the reader's sympathy and justify his actions, it's not too surprising that people misunderstand.

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* NightmareFuel[=/=]ParanoiaFuel: Are you a parent with of a teen/tween? If you are, you will have nightmares about them being abused.
* MisaimedFandom: Vladimir Nabokov hoped his readers were [[ViewersAreGeniuses smart enough]] to see through all of Humbert's attempts at gaining sympathy, and realize what a sick and twisted man he is. Not all of them were. were.
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Some people actually ''sympathize'' with Humbert. As quoted by another writer, Lolita is "not the corruption of an innocent child by a cunning adult, but the exploitation of a weak adult by a corrupt child".
** There are also Some people who denounce the book because they think it's an attempt to portray pedophilia in a positive light (when in reality, [[MisaimedFandom Nabokov was trying to show the opposite]]). Seeing as Humbert is an UnreliableNarrator who often tries to gain the reader's sympathy and justify his actions, it's not too surprising that people misunderstand.



* PurpleProse: To ridiculous levels -- sort of justified, since Hummy's trying to make himself seem more sympathetic. If anything, it just makes him creepier.
** This is probably the only book in which ''the act of picking a wedgie'' is depicted in flowery tones.



** Charlotte Haze arguably qualifies as well.

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** Charlotte Haze arguably qualifies as well.well.

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21st Jul '12 6:25:55 AM Willbyr
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** This is probably the only book in which ''[[BeyondTheImpossible the act of picking a wedgie]]'' is depicted in flowery tones.

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** This is probably the only book in which ''[[BeyondTheImpossible the ''the act of picking a wedgie]]'' wedgie'' is depicted in flowery tones.
12th May '12 6:20:52 PM Willbyr
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12th May '12 6:20:30 PM Willbyr
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** Kubrick's film was largely disliked because film restrictions at the time prevented him from devoting more screen time to the illicit affair between Humbert and Lolita. Kubrick went on record and said that had he known he would've been so restricted, he [[OldShame never would've made the film.]]

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** Kubrick's film was largely disliked because film restrictions at the time prevented him from devoting more screen time to the illicit affair between Humbert and Lolita. Kubrick went on record and said that had he known he would've been so restricted, he [[OldShame never would've made the film.]]film]].



* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: Are you a parent with teen/tween? If you are, you will have nightmares about them being abused.

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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: NightmareFuel[=/=]ParanoiaFuel: Are you a parent with teen/tween? If you are, you will have nightmares about them being abused.



** Then there's the third group of people who think the book is a beautiful if tragic love story. {{Misaimed Fandom}}, indeed.
* ParanoiaFuel: See HighOctaneNightmareFuel

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** Then there's the third group of people who think the book is a beautiful if tragic love story. {{Misaimed Fandom}}, indeed.
* ParanoiaFuel: See HighOctaneNightmareFuel
MisaimedFandom, indeed.



** This is probably the only book in which ''[[{{BeyondTheImpossible}} the act of picking a wedgie]]'' is depicted in flowery tones.

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** This is probably the only book in which ''[[{{BeyondTheImpossible}} ''[[BeyondTheImpossible the act of picking a wedgie]]'' is depicted in flowery tones.
26th Apr '12 9:34:16 AM lu127
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* AdaptationDecay: Some have criticized Kubrick's version of giving undue screentime to Quilty.
** Kubrick's film was largely disliked because film restrictions at the time prevented him from devoting more screen time to the illicit affair between Humbert and Lolita. Kubrick went on record and said that had he known he would've been so restricted, he [[OldShame never would've made the film.]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Humbert Humbert and a lot of the other characters get a lot of these, especially in the derivative works.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Part 1, chapter 8; how Humbert's marriage with Valeria ends.
* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: Are you a parent with teen/tween? If you are, you will have nightmares about them being abused.
* MisaimedFandom: Vladimir Nabokov hoped his readers were [[ViewersAreGeniuses smart enough]] to see through all of Humbert's attempts at gaining sympathy, and realize what a sick and twisted man he is. Not all of them were. Some people actually ''sympathize'' with Humbert. As quoted by another writer, Lolita is "not the corruption of an innocent child by a cunning adult, but the exploitation of a weak adult by a corrupt child".
** There are also people who denounce the book because they think it's an attempt to portray pedophilia in a positive light (when in reality, [[MisaimedFandom Nabokov was trying to show the opposite]]). Seeing as Humbert is an UnreliableNarrator who often tries to gain the reader's sympathy and justify his actions, it's not too surprising that people misunderstand.
*** In other words, [[FridgeBrilliance Humbert's ploys to gain sympathy with the reader via spin and elegance have worked perfectly?]]
** Then there's the third group of people who think the book is a beautiful if tragic love story. {{Misaimed Fandom}}, indeed.
* ParanoiaFuel: See HighOctaneNightmareFuel
* PurpleProse: To ridiculous levels -- sort of justified, since Hummy's trying to make himself seem more sympathetic. If anything, it just makes him creepier.
** This is probably the only book in which ''[[{{BeyondTheImpossible}} the act of picking a wedgie]]'' is depicted in flowery tones.
* TheWoobie: Lolita.
** Charlotte Haze arguably qualifies as well.
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