Lolita (34-97)

    Continuing with the reading about this intriguing and disturbing memoir, Lolita is introduced to us in such an unexpected way. Humbert after checking out from a “very expensive sanatorium” (#9) went looking for a place to “spend a studious summer” (#10) in some small town in the New England countryside. He felt cure and with energy to work, but it looks like his destine put him in the path of the “enigmatic nymphets” (#10) is he was offered a teaching job with the McCoon’s daughters. The enthusiasm on his voice changed when he learned that one of the kids was a twelve year old girl. His emotion can be noticed by the repetition of two words “perfect, perfect” (#10)

    He fantasies about his new student and the subject besides French which he calls “Humbertish” (#10) His illusions and speciation’s enormous that he thought that it was his fault that the McCoon’s house got burned. The circumstances changed and his future in Ramsdale was uncertain. His disappointment made him think about leaving the town without telling anyone. His ideas changed when he saw Lolita in “the Piazza” (#10) He spends a lot of time describing her. It is really disturbing to imagine a male of that age looking at an innocent little girl and describing her with so much love in his voice. He even ask himself why he cares so much about a simple child “a mere child! –excite me so abominably?” (#11)

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