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"You flatter me. Have you read Nabokov's Lolita?"
"No. But I know what it's about."
"Everybody says that. They say it's about an awful paedophile who corrupts an innocent child. I doubt any of those people have ever actually read it."
"And why is that?"
"Because when you read it, you find yourself liking Humbert. Understanding him. You find yourself disliking Lolita- or Dolores, as she is in fact called. When she accuses him of raping her, you find yourself disagreeing with her, saying that she initiated it. You side with Humbert, forgetting that as he is an unreliable narrator, the biggest mistake you could make is to believe a word that he says."
"Why are you telling me about Lolita, Khushi? Do you relate to her?"
She guffawed at that. "Of course not, Doctor. Though I suppose I can see why you'd think I would. No. The person I relate to, is Humbert."
"Humbert? In what way do you relate to him, Khushi?"
"I'm a very unreliable narrator, Doctor... Be careful."
Going Po-Mo in another story!!! I am reading each part in trepidation...this Khushi is so...cynical? And as her story unfolds I can see why.
The part above I thought was brilliant - the use of another literary character to describe Khushi's possible dubiousness or even duplicity as a narrator. Of course she is also addressing us as well as the doctor so I guess we better not trust her completely - I'm intrigued to see which way this goes.
And yes, when I read Lolita I found myself kind of disliking Dolores, despite knowing that she was the victim all along. Funny thing - even in the films based on the book, to me at least, seem to convey this too...Lolita the 'nymphet' casting her spell over poor Humbert!
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