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A friend of the Hazes, wife of John. On the day Humbert Humbert considers and then refrains from drowning Charlotte at Hourglass Lake, it turns out Jean is watching from the bushes as she paints a nature scene. Just before he leaves for Camp Q, Jean tries to kiss Humbert Humbert. He rejects her. She later dies of cancer.
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Jean Farlow Character Timeline in Lolita

The timeline below shows where the character Jean Farlow appears in Lolita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 20
Perversity, Obsession, and Art Theme Icon
Women, Innocence, and Male Fantasy Theme Icon
Patterns, Memory and Fate Theme Icon
...but changes his mind at the last minute. When he and Charlotte return to shore, Jean Farlow arrives, and reveals she’s been watching them from the bushes and painting a lake scene... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 23
Suburbia and American Consumer Culture Theme Icon
Exile, Homelessness and Road Narratives Theme Icon
Life and Literary Representation Theme Icon
The Farlows arrive and comfort Humbert, who pretends to be traumatized by the death of his wife.... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 24
Women, Innocence, and Male Fantasy Theme Icon
John and Jean Farlow help Humbert Humbert to load up his belongings for the trip to fetch Lolita. Just... (full context)