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    Before you can completely understand a book you must first understand theme. Theme is the main idea or concept the author conveys throughout the story. In the romance novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, the narrator Humbert Humbert tells the reader about his life before prison that he has spent desperately trying to fulfill his pedophiliac fantasies and essentially recreating his scarred youth. The theme of the novel is an obsession with youth, not in himself but in innocent young girls, showing the reader the inner turmoil Humbert struggles with when he describes the many failed attempts to replace his tragically lost teenage love Annabel Leigh. With this idea, Nabakov is trying to convey to the reader that it is human nature to have even a slight obsession with youth including age and physical appearance.The…

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    In Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov writes about the filthy relationship between Lolita, a young girl, and Humbert Humbert, her pedophilic stepfather, and the lasting effect it has on both of them. Nabokov adopts a shameful tone in order to convey unhealthy obsession can cause major changes in one’s perception of reality. This excerpt demonstrates that this novel uses first person narrator. This author uses this narrator to reveal the theme that unhealthy obsession can cause major changes in one’s…

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    However, writers of the best works distinguish themselves by satisfying readers in several ways. Vladimir Nabokov grades these writers using three different perspectives: the author as a storyteller, teacher, and enchanter. He also states that the best writers are the best enchanters. Good writers are storytellers who can captivate their audiences throughout their entire written works. Vladimir Nabokov defines storytellers as people who let their audience listen to an entertaining…

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    Vladimir Nabokov Struggles

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    The Struggles and Triumphs of Vladimir Nabokov Great success often is the result of great struggle and hard work. Vladimir Nabokov, a Russian American, faced struggles during the Russian Revolution and the difficulties of being an immigrant in America. The year 1919 marked the first of many migrations Nabokov would take to escape the hostile European atmosphere. Eventually, Nabokov came to New York, spreading his influence as a writer from Europe to the United States. The experiences and…

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    Vladimir Nabokov Analysis

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    Through the dreary town of Prague to the hilly far side of Germany, Nabokov composed Hermann; a chocolatier with a mission. Vladimir Nabokov distracted the reader with many complex characters that Hermann encountered on his journey. His extensive use of symbols not only gave meaning and a sense of importance to objects but allowed the reader to connect them with a theme throughout Despair. Various literary elements were also used to animate objects. Nabokov brought life to the non-living through…

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    Vladimir Nabokov Symbols

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    Christopher Moore once said “ if you think anyone is sane you just don’t know enough about them”. There is an author named Vladimir Nabokov who has written a story called Signs and Symbols. This story is a perfect example behind the meaning of Christopher Moore’s quote. Nabokov’s story starts off with a couple looking for a gift for their sons birthday. They go through a variety of gifts eliminating a bunch of them that might offend him or frighten him and finally find a basket full of ten…

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    Who Is Vladimir Nabokov?

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    Lolita is one of the Vladimir Nabokov’s well-known novels. This novel is one of the greatest novels in twenty-first century, as it contains one of the most disputable characters in the history of literature. Nabokov is a Russian-American author, whose works have influenced popular culture. This novel explores the feelings of compassion, love, heartbreak, in a beautifully yet disturbing way. The two main characters in this novel Humbert Humbert, our narrator, and Dolores Haze, disguise massive…

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    Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" was a difficult novel to read but nonetheless captivating. Although it was touching an extremely sensitive subject, pedophilia, Nabokov sustained a graceful flow and persuasive tone throughout the novel that at times, almost made me forget he was courting a twelve-year-old orphaned girl. To me, "Lolita" would be best described as an immoral unrequited romance and as a tragedy. A "quest" is what I see the narrator, Humbert, describing throughout the novel. After he…

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    A banned or challenged book tends to be disputed and unwanted in public places. When a book is banned from schools or even a whole state it means that it contains things such as sexual explicitness, offensive language, political incorrectness, violence, views contrary to the state or are seen threatening in some way (Gale 1).The book Lolita written by Vladimir Nabokov was banned in 1955 in France and Australia for its controversial content (Amy 4). Lolita should be banned or challenged because…

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    Certain concepts have proven too controversial to be put in literature and exposed to the world. Pedophilia and statutory rape are among those ideas, both of which are found in Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita”. On first glances it may seem like low class smut, however upon a closer look “Lolita” exposes a sophisticated love story between two complex, moral less characters. Humbert Humbert, a pedophile addicted to the beauty of nymphets, and Dolares. While Humbert may seem like an great european…

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