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Lolita Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Beardsley School for Girls

An expensive day school, the Beardsley School, administered by Miss Pratt, emphasizes the "four D's: Dramatics, Dance, Debating and Dating". Beardsley tries to channel its girls into constructive activities. Communication is more important than composition. They have done away with topics irrelevant to young girls and concentrate on the attitudes they will need to deal with their lives and their husbands. Narrator Humbert Humbert, a French scholar, gets help from a faculty member in renting the home of a colleague on sabbatical, and getting H.H. into a teaching position at Beardsley College. Lolita does not take to the school, except to the drama club, which produces The Enchanted Hunters. Before she can perform in it, Lolita asks to leave on a second extended trip across the US.

Camp Q

Run by Shirley Holmes, author of Campfire Girl, Camp Q is the summer experience...

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