Lolita Characters

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Dolores Haze Schiller

Also going by Dolores, Dolly, Lola, Lo, and L, Lolita is twelve years old when she becomes sexually involved with the novel's middle-aged narrator, Humbert Humbert (H.H.), and is married, pregnant, impoverish, and worn out at age seventeen at the novel's end. She is born 1 Jan. 1935 in Pisky, somewhere in the midwest, and lives for two years in Ramsdale when H.H. is besotted with her, rents a room, and marries her mother, Charlotte, who prefers her dead son to the living daughter she identifies as aggressive, boisterous, critical, distrustful, impatient, irritable, inquisitive, listless, negativistic, and obstinate. H.H. sees Lolita as a reincarnation of his youthful lover, with her dark glasses, supple back, chestnut hair, polka-dotted black kerchief hiding juvenile breasts, and even a tiny mole on her side.

Mother and daughter compete for H.H.'s attention. H.H. is near insanity by...

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