Does Humbert love Lolita?
Is it possible that Humbert loves Lolita? He claims to. But adjunct to his proclamations are his obsessions with young girls. He lusts after the thing her body is, to the extreme. Love is kindness of feeling, or tenderness. Often Humbert describes bargaining or paying Lolita for sex, or pawing her when she is crying. He does not love her.