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Frontiers in Art Research, 2019, 1(4); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2019.010405.

Analysis of Lolita’s Life Tragedy from the Perspective of Postmodern Feminism


Feijie Zhen

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Feijie Zhen

City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR


Lolita depicts an abnormal story that a middle-aged man, Humbert, who desired for his juvenile stepdaughter Lolita. Since its first printing, Lolita has attracted widespread attention from literary critics due to its controversial ethical themes, complex text structures, and obscure language style. This paper attempts to employ Postmodern Feminism Theory to explore the roots of Lolita’s life tragedy. So that enlightenment can be given to modern women to prevent similar tragedies, further, it hopes to give some hints to eliminate gender discrimination and women’s liberation.


Lolita; Postmodern Feminism; Discourse Power; Subjectivity; Body Consciousness

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Feijie Zhen. Analysis of Lolita’s Life Tragedy from the Perspective of Postmodern Feminism. Frontiers in Art Research (2019) Vol. 1 Issue 4: 24-29. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2019.010405.


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