Controversy In Azar Nabokov's 'Lolita'

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Finally, the personal take of Nabokov on the subject of tyranny has allowed him to produce a masterpiece such as Lolita in which the protagonist is a deranged man manipulating his audience into thinking that being a despot is not something to be ashamed of, but rather to embrace while it lasts. The novelist uses Humbert to demonstrate how powerfully persuasive tyrants can be while subtly leading his readership into not being seduced by the man (Schiller). Controversy was nonetheless bound to happen, but despite its repercussions, the gains are many as they allowed for an audience that is socially aware and critical of its interpretation of readings. All in all, Azar Nafisi was not wrong when he said that “the biggest crime in Nabokov 's 'Lolita
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