Lolita 247-309

We finally finished Lolita. It wasn’t my favorite literature, but it was not bad. We get to see how the relationship between Humbert and Lolita end. I honestly thought it was going to end differently because of the narrator’s actions in the story.

“Carmencita, lui demandais-je. . .’One last word,’ I said in my horrible careful English, ‘are you quite, quite sure that-well, not tomorrow, of course, and not after tomorrow, but-well-some day, any day, will you come live with me? I will create a brand new God and thank him with piercing cries, if you give me that microscopic hope” (to that effect). ‘No,’ she said smiling, ‘no.’ ‘It would have made all the difference,’ said Humbert Humbert. Then I pulled out my automatic-I mean, this is the kind of fool thing a reader might suppose I did. It never occurred to me to do it. ‘Good by-aye!’ she chanted, my American sweet immortal dead love; for she is dead and immortal if you are reading this. I mean, such is the formal agreement with the so-called authorities. Then, as I drove away, I heard her shout in a vibrant voice to her Dick; and the dog started to lope alongside my car like a fat dolphin, but he was too heavy and old, and very soon gave up. And presently I was driving through the drizzle of the dying day, with the windshield wipers in full action but unable to cope with my tears.” (280) Again Humbert addresses the reader when he says he pulled out his automatic. Before i read the next part I thought he was going to shoot Lolita, and he was going to end up on trial for shooting her, but then he says that’s what the reader thinks he did. This scene symbolizes his feelings in this moment of time. The way Humbert stumbles trying to say what he wants to say. The rain hitting the windshield and the dying day symbolize his sadness because Lolita is leaving him.

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