* 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.
* 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".
** Some people 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. MisaimedFandom, indeed.
* NightmareFuel[=/=]ParanoiaFuel: Are you a parent of a teen/tween? If you are, you will have nightmares about them being abused.
* TheWoobie: Lolita.
** Charlotte Haze arguably qualifies as well.