I'm sharing some of the discussion questions I found online for Lolita. I think they are good, but we should come up with some of our own.
1. In his narrative, Humbert often uses aliases to protect
people���s identities. What does his choice of the personal pseudonym ���Humbert
2. How do Lolita and Humbert differ in their abilities
to deal with the past? What do these differences reveal about their characters?
3. How does the novel treat the theme of romantic betrayal?
4. Lolita contains many recurring words
and linguistic patterns. What is the purpose of these patterns?
Do they all have meanings? How do they add to the text?
5. What is the purpose of the foreword by John Ray,
Jr., Ph.D.? Why might Nabokov have chosen to include a foreword
from a character who never appears in the story?
6. To what extent does Lolita have
a moral? How does Nabokov attempt to convey this moral, or lack
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For people that are keen to contribute to 9th Dec meeting
Discussion Questions for Lolita
Discussion Questions for Letters Home
Presentation about Sylvia Plath
let me know.
I will do a presentation about Nabokov.
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