“And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita.”
It is very interesting to me that Humbert ultimately believes that his novel is “the only immortality” he and Lolita will share. It’s true, to some degree, that Lolita provides a form of immortality for these characters. After all, the book has remained relevant years after its publication. But, we must ask ourselves, what is the price of Humbert and Lolita’s immortality? No doubt, loss of life is a steep cost, but Humbert the artist is more concerned with memorializing Lolita in her childlike form.