I have to admit that I had to look up a hand full of words from the text. It is a bit difficult to read compared to the other stories we’ve read during this semester. I had to reread some areas of the story. This book is interesting. It shows how someone views love. Of course love is common, but this is different. It’s not like a high school crush where every student in the school is in the same age group.
The main character is in love with Lolita. You can tell by the first thing you read, “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Le. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.”(9) Other than this sounding like a cheesy romantic line from a poem, this is a little creepy. The way this man feels towards someone so much younger than he is. The way he uses words to describe her is as if she is a grown woman who he has known all of his life. He compares her to a girl he loved names Annabel.