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Old 07-30-2015, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
Because of its ambiguity, possibly. Lines are blurred, and Humbert is as much a victim as Lolita. I think had it been written in a more black-and-white fashion, it would have been far more interesting. Humbert represents human frailty, Lolita represents temptation. It's an examination of the human condition.

I saw Humbert as a perv the whole way through.

I saw his pleas for understanding as a delusional ruse the whole time. This is what I found fascinating about the character.
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