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Hiii,
I’ve decided I wanted to do the book Lolita through a feminist or a psychoanalytical lens for my NEA.
Does anybody have any recommendations of pre 1900 books to compare Lolita to?
Little Woman
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That’s interesting, do you have any idea on a theme?
the picture of Dorian Gray
Original post by Jyay
Hiii,
I’ve decided I wanted to do the book Lolita through a feminist or a psychoanalytical lens for my NEA.
Does anybody have any recommendations of pre 1900 books to compare Lolita to?
the picture of Dorian Gray
It does depend on what kind of thing interests you about Lolita. If it's the age difference and how Humbert Humbert is in a position of power over Lolita, the power dynamics might be easy to compare to another novel with an age gap or power imbalance such as Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights (or really any book pre-1900s as large age gaps were common). Jane Austen might have some interesting points to explore when it comes to a power imbalance as well, as a lot of her characters differ in class. If you want to explore innocence and its corruption, Dorian Gray could be good as we see his corruption through how it affects his portrait. I'd recommend searching 'pre-1900s books (theme)' to find more ideas :smile:

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