the book The annotated Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
There are ten questions listed below. You must pick eight questions to answer. You are writing a short paragraph response for each. 1.) How does Humbert’s relationship with Valeria foreshadow his relationships with both Charlotte and Lolita later on? 2.) Describe how Jung builds upon the earlier work of Freud and how the two differ in their psychoanalytic approaches. 3.) Feminism has been a hot topic as of late. Based on your understanding of the theory, is there still a need for feminism? Why? 4.) Describe how a formalist analysis of a text is compiled. What elements are considered and how do they come together? 5.) Lolita is a novel full of games. Humbert plays games with psychiatrists, he and Quilty play games of hide-and-go-seek, etc. Humbert once says, “I have only words to play with!” (32). In what way does this novel resemble a game played with words? Is Nabokov, as the author, playing with his readers, or working against them? 6.) Describe the basic premise of deconstructive theory. 7.) Why does postcolonial theory focus on language, culture and race? 8.) In what ways do multiculturalism and postcolonial theory overlap? 9.) In an ecocritical reading of Lolita, what aspects of the text would be focused on? 10.) What are some of the basic arguments made by cultural studies theorists?