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Lolita

Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

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Character Role Analysis

Clare Quilty to Humbert Humbert

Clare Quilty is Humbert's double and shadow; they share a love of words and a lust for Lolita. He thwarts Humbert's continued relationship with Lolita. Humbert would like to see Quilty as his opposite but they have too much in common. (See "Symbols: Doubles" for a more detailed discussion.)


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