Lolita - Part 2, Chapter 1-2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 1-2 Summary

H.H. and Lolita begin extensive travels around the US, first renting double rooms then a single one. ventually he grows bolder and rents singles. Occasionally H.H. gives in to Lolita's demand for a "real" hotel that she reads about as he is petting her on a side road.

Plainer $5 motor courts become their "habitual haunts." Lolita mopes for hours being cajoled, threatened, and promised things before giving H.H. a few seconds of joy. He is not prepared for her boredom, griping, and goofing off. As they drive further west and the immediate threat diminishes, H.H. threatens Lolita with the reformatory.

However, H.H. must avoid exasperating Lolita to the point that she reveals their secret. He reminds her of when she used to swoon over him and urges her to kiss her "old man". Should she claim he has...

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