Personal Response A.S 2.9
First page of chapter one, I was engaged, clouded by confusion, and also struggling to understand Vladimir Nabokov’s literature. “Lo, Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta:” who is this Lolita I question, what makes her so unequalled to any other human that a man would go to all odds and ends. The novel is a confession written by Humbert, the man who adores Lolita, a 14 year old, nymphet as he calls it. Was it love that made him act this way, I wonder? But, it is truly up to the reader to judge Humbert for his actions. In this text, ladies and gentlemen, you are the jury that must decide on the ethics that are presented to us. For this book, Lolita written by Vladimir Nabokov has a range of significant lesson portrayed by Humbert. The significance of each idea is not huge, but all serve the same purpose, to educate and help us understand other human beings. “There is no such thing as a weird human being, it’s just that some people require more understanding than others”
The man that stands in front of the jury, Humbert. It is apparent that he possess a weird tormented demon, although not directly mentioned, is present in his mind and it binds him. A puppeteer controlling the strings attached to his brain, invisible. In all humans there is a demon, only some individuals choose to release it. Humbert
The demon inside carefully selects each adjective, synonym and metaphor to carefully seduce the reader. Just like a trailed criminal, he will try to sympathize to the jury. This is why I choose to respond to the use of language in this text. Since this work of art, that critics claim to possess a high standard of literature, is aimed to make sordid actions like rape, murder, pedophilia, and incest appear subtle. Even I, a member of the jury was fooled by literary allusions and poetic language.
Tone is used to achieve this effect in Lolita. The reason why as a reader, I found it...