Lolita Figurative Language

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Lolita is a novel about a middle-aged professor, who is sexually obsessed with a mature young girl in her preteen age. The main character Humbert, writes the story from first person narratives and a subjective point of view. The narrator alters his use of language with the aim of drawing in readers to continue reading the text, though filled with distressing accounts. This can be defined as the trap of jouissance; being taken in the language and coming to realization points taken by the form of language. The language itself gets got up into jouissance unstoppable rhythm. The authors’ actions are wicked, but his writing remains beautiful and persuasive. He is morally aware of what he is doing yet still pursues it and tries to immortalized his…show more content…
The contradiction between honesty and deception is shown in another example when Humbert describes Lolita as ‘unladylike’, who uses vulgar language and has skinny arms and freckles on her face. The description leaves the reader wondering if it is true Humbert genuinely fell in love with Lolita. Lolita attracted Humbert not because of her beauty, intelligence or precocious, but because she is a preteen- the perfect combination of childishness and blushes of womanhood. Further questioning if what Humbert felt for Lolita was love or lust, his self- delusion make it hard to convince his audience of his stand is when Lolita refuses Humbert’s sexual advances. In Humbert’s head, Lolita’s dismissal is as a result of her mercurial and unpredictable nature. In a logic explanation, it is right for a child to repulse adult sexual advances (Thorne 108). Since Humbert was the adult, he controlled money and regularly threatened Lolita with an orphanage when she refused his advances, but in his delusion, Humbert interprets Lolita’s silence and compliance after a threat as an invitation or seduction. He finally murdered Quilty, whom he believes turned Lolita against him. He further justifies his action by arguing that Quilty destroyed Lolita’s innocence, which is an evident act of denial. Undoubtedly, Humbert was responsible for corrupting Lolita and taking away her childhood and innocence. However, in his delusion, he saw Quilty as the enemy while he was the actual villain in Lolita’s
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