Unfortunately, over the last several years, there have been many examples of illegal and unethical business dealings; some involved practicing unethical accounting processes, as well as situations that involved public figures from various genres caught performing various questionable activities. From a philosophical and theoretical point of view, do you feel that individuals holding positions of power or influence should be held to higher levels of accountability for their unethical actions or inactions?
The popular postmodernist novel Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, has been subject to much critical acclaim and controversy surrounding the depiction of the paedophilic relationship between Humbert Humbert and Dolores Haze. The style of the novel, which utilises a first person confessional format, is the voice of an incarcerated Humbert, appealing to an unknown jury and reconciling himself with what he considers the true version of events. This lack of reliability, therefore, in what the perpetrator of these crimes writes, means that there are internal discrepancies only emphasised by the focus in narrative on interesting word choices, the assertion of Humbert’s character over the implied reader and other aesthetics of the novel which are external to what the reader may consider the plot to be. In contrast with Nabokov’s first foray into the plot of an older man attracted to a much younger girl, Lolita cannot be separated from the experiences of this man: he tries to abscond himself brazenly through his own memoir. Does this result in a lack of thrust in plot? To some extent, yes: the narrator is untrustworthy; even the setting is eroticised. However, this adds to the impact of the transgression which occurs and strengthens the plot to the extent that only this epitomisation of postmodernist writing can do: the fact that the ruination of a young girl is aestheticised so much is gruesome and lends further insight to the mind of the protagonist. Introduction>GET ANSWER