Lolita

Lolita

by

Vladimir Nabokov

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Lolita: Part 1, Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Humbert Humbert envisions himself repainting The Enchanted Hunters’ dining room to suit his erotic fantasies. He imagines murals depicting violent tropical animals, colorful foliage, a suburban scene, a slave child, a summer camp, and a lake with a fire opal in its center.
Humbert projects the exotic images that populate his fantasies upon his mundane surroundings. Because of Lolita, even the sleaziest motel becomes—for Humbert—a vivid, tropical paradise. In the same way, Humbert’s sleazy pedophilia is reinterpreted—by him—as an aesthetically profound experience.
Themes
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