Programming Sucks Composed on the 27th of April in the yearat Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to slip something like this into conversation: I just worked a hour week digging a tunnel under Mordor with a screwdriver. But, for the sake of the argument, can we agree that stress and insanity are bad things?
After re-reading "Lolita", I asked my local bookseller if she'd ever read it. The author or the character? I wanted to talk to someone about my experience straight away.
Now, not being a smoker, all I needed was some post-coital conversation. And there was no one around to converse with. Nor was it going to tell me I had been a Good Reader or that it had appreciated my attentiveness. It was back between the covers, challenging me to start again. A grooming, a consummation, an aftermath.
Nabokov makes of his material a three act play. And he does so playfully, seductively, lyrically, charmingly, amusingly, dangerously. Beneath the skin of the novel, there is much more.
There is a whole complex living organism. You can lose yourself within its arms for days, weeks, months, a lifetime. As long as your love of wordplay, your love of words and play, will permit you. Again, at a superficial level, there is an almighty conflict between morality and aesthetics happening between the pages.
Whether or not Nabokov deliberately put the conflict there, he put the subject matter there. We, the readers, can supply our own conflict in the way we read his novel.
Nabokov knew the subject matter would inflame us, if not our desires, then at least our morals, our sense of righteousness. Morality and aesthetics are intertwined within the fabric of the novel. They embrace each other in one long death roll, just like Humbert Humbert and Clare Quilty.
We watch their interaction, open-mouthed, open-minded, but ultimately they have to be pulled apart or separated. When they are together, they are one.
The Morality of the Story There is no doubt that sexual relations between an adult and a minor are not just immoral, but criminal as well. That is an unquestionable fact. From a legal point of view, the motive of the adult is irrelevant to the proof of the crime.
The consent of the minor is irrelevant to the proof of the crime. If Humbert had been charged with an offence of sexual relations with a minor, he would have had no legal defence. Any question as to whether Lolita really seduced Humbert would have been irrelevant.
In fact, the evidence might not even have been admissible, except potentially as part of the determination of the penalty.
In other words, even if it was relevant to penalty, it was not relevant to guilt. Because morality is a social construct that depends on collective endorsement, he had no moral defence either.
The choice of the individual is to comply or offend. Of Traps and Cages Humbert offended not just once, but untold numerous times over two years.
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He carefully planned his seduction, he set his trap, he caught his prey, even if someone might want to argue that this 12 year old seductress walked voluntarily into the trap. Having freed Lolita from the trap, he imprisoned her in a cage, and repeated his crime.
Again, someone could argue that she had plenty of opportunities to flee the cage which she eventually did. But Humbert surrounded Lolita with an elaborate system of self-doubt that convinced her that she would become a ward of the state if they were found out. It is not just a recollection in his mind, it is a formal, written document.
He sat down and wrote it in 56 days between his capture in charged only with the crime of murdering Clare Quilty and his death in prison before his trial could occur.
For me, the written document is a fascinating choice of literary device to tell the story. The document becomes a book within a book.At the end of Frankenstein, Victor and the monster both come to death.
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