Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

For reasons that may appear more obvious than they really are, I am opposed to capital punishment; this attitude will be, I trust, shared by the sentencing judge. Had I come before myself, I would have given Humbert at least thirty-five years for rape, and dismissed the rest of the charges. (2.36.6)

Not surprisingly, Humbert concludes his book by sentencing himself, in a way. Why does he think "the rest of the charges" should be dropped? What are "the rest of the charges"?

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