From Novel to Film: ‘Lolita’

From Novel to Film: ‘Lolita’

Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita has been the center of controversy for over half a century now. For those unaware, the simple reason being his story entails of an older man obsessed with younger girls – or as he calls them, nymphets – and pursuing one of which he nicknames Lolita. It’s understandable why such a concept will even today receive certain backlash.

The summed up reason for Humbert Humbert’s (the older man) fixation on juvenile gals is his past experience with a ‘nymphet’. At a pre-adult age, Humbert fell in love with a premature girl and had deep, passionate desires to marry her and – of course – do the dirty. However, before either of those was possible, she fell ill with typhus and passed away. Since then, Humbert has been unable to control his urges of recreating the relationship with another ‘nymphet’.

The story goes on to tell of him moving to America in order to pursue his writing. There he lives with Charlotte Haze who has a young daughter named Dolores. Soon enough, Humbert’s imagination begins running wild over Dolores. The two relate over how much they hate Charlotte. Ironically, Charlotte’s in love with Humbert and he marries her to stay close with Dolores. Through this time, he writes all his sexual thoughts into a diary which is eventually discovered by Charlotte.

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How Literature is Changing in the 21st Century

How Literature is Changing in the 21st Century

Introduction

Within our age of the Internet, literature necessarily isn’t dying as some people insist. Instead, it’s shaping itself in ways to appropriately accommodate modern technology. Blogs have given independent writers and corporations the opportunity to publish whenever they desire. Newspapers and magazines now hold completely digital subscription services. Likewise, novels are finding their way from the page to the screen.

Social media is only fueling a new literary trend. Web sites like Twitter allow for publications in 160 words or less. Though this might seem like an insufficient means for receiving information, the use of the hashtag has only made more convenience for web surfers. A hashtag unites many publications together, offering a variety of opinions and voices for people to read. Likewise, social media uses online forums as a way to connect people on the issues they wish to discuss.

However, when it comes to traditional-based publications such as novels and playwrights, we are seeing a diminish in interest. There are a variety of reasons for this, but the most notable are that people want to receive information at quicker rates. The internet allows for readers to digest stories within a matter of minutes (or even seconds).

Let’s say someone is scrolling around online publications for an hour. Within that time, they will have overviewed a wide diversity of information. This is becoming the preferred method for one simple reason. People are finding more interest in having an abundance at their disposal.

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Feedback for a Segment of my Story

Feedback for a Segment of my Story

One of my greatest goals as a writer is to properly recreate the modern generation’s conscious thoughts onto paper. Being that my thoughts are my only source of knowledge, I’m unsure how far I’ve come in successfully doing this. Professors have told me I have a voice that very much recreates the youth. Friends have told me they can relate to my work. However, no one has told me I’ve captured the modern generation’s stream of consciousness.

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Social Media’s Role in Social Anxiety

Social Media’s Role in Social Anxiety

Introduction

Maybe you’re someone like me who suffers from social anxiety. You live day by day feeling lonelier and lonelier. I’d like to start by reminding you that you’re not alone.

If you’re not someone like me, then I ask simply that you try to understand before reading on. People generally feel sensitive about this topic and don’t like to bring it up. I know I feel reluctant writing about it.

An article stumbled across my desk recently discussing social media and its effect on people with social anxiety. This caught my interest because I don’t use social media much myself. Yet, I’ve been attempting to recently as I endeavor to make a living freelance writing. I’ve been struggling and this article confirmed why.

To sum it up, people with social anxiety tend to focus too much on everyone else’s appearace on screen. Often feeling self-conscious about their own page.

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