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french.0423 - 4/23/08 French 50CX We do so much to escape...

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4/23/08 French 50CX We do so much to escape by means of fantasy and sentimentality Lolita is a ghost, a fantasy creature A prison cell, pin up child Ghost of someone’s fevered literary imagination, tremendous power with language Conjuring up fiction, creating literature She comes out of literature Literary conceit In jail Humbert Humbert only has words to play with Writer lives in the cell of his imagination, mind Lolita is a fantasy, Hum prefers fantasy A creature of this obsession Humbert is a pervert Everyone is a pervert, we are obsessed, we turn toward our own thoughts and desires and won’t look at what’s beyond People are figures, actors, characters Other’s seem much less real then we are to ourselves We make a representation of the people around us Humbert is the writer, the poet, us He is better then us, his imagination is tremendous and powerful Stroke of the pen he can conjure up a universe Opening paragraphs show Humbert self consciously showing his powers of world creation Power of wrapping a fiction around himself Lolita is not really her own person, she is a replica of Annabel Leigh Rescue this fantasy, and make her real and give her life
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course FRENCH 50CX taught by Professor Maluevre during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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