Lolita

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Lolita

An underage girl (i.e., a legal minor) who has sex with older men.
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The ultimate simulacrum, it adumbrates the vertical relationship of power that organizes Humbert Humbert's "game" of seduction by suggesting the extent to which he reads against memory, insistently casting coherence as configuration: Dolores Haze is always the once and future Lolita.
Thus, although he will want to insist that his secret act of Sunday-morning masturbation in the presence of an unwitting Dolores Haze leaves her unaffected because he has "possessed" only a self-serving simulacrum, his "own creation, another, fanciful Lolita--perhaps, more real than Lolita; overlapping, encasing her; floating between me and her, and having no will, no consciousness--indeed, no life of her own," his act of writing the story of this simulacrum and its possession will nevertheless compel him to realize that both now and then, "Lolita" was and is much more than "a photographic image rippling upon a screen" (62).
Dolores Haze becomes Humbert's "Lolita" only when safely textualized, when Humbert formulates a word--nymphet--to signify her difference; and he tries not to acknowledge any relation between that signifier and a being herself--namely, Dolores Haze--choosing instead a world of free-floating language in an equally liberated narrative structure.
Es cierto que Humbert aporta sus quebrados sentimientos y que al conocer a Dolores Haze evita tomar el primer Greyhound que podria devolverlo al mundo comun de las mujeres con vista cansada, pero influye poco en el curso de los hechos.