Lolita - Part 2, Chapters 11-17 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 11-17 Summary

One Monday in December, huge, frowzy, blunt Pratt summons H.H. to review Lolita's progress. Feeling like he is mounting a scaffold, he sits on a lowly hammock. She asks bluntly if H.H. is "an old-fashioned Continental father". He admits to being conservative. Pratt explains that Lolita's biological and psychological drives have not yet fused. She is attractive and bright but careless and distracted; defiant, impudent, and rude to teachers; her grades are declining; she mixes slang with big words; she sighs, chews gum, and giggles. It is Lolita's and God's business that she lacks religion. Having no chores at home is turning her into a princess. Teachers report that Lolita's tennis form is good but her concentration poor, that she has either exceptional emotional control or none, that she cannot verbalize emotions, and that she is either myopic or pretends in...

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