The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Quotes by Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Rather, the quote reveals her deeply held belief in the importance of personal accountability. As a result of these feelings, Salander punishes those who hate women with no regret and a sense of justification for doing so. She believes sexual abuse and violence against women to be a normal part of daily life to the point that, after being assaulted by Bjurman, she refuses to report the incident to the police because she does not believe they will view it as a criminal act. Since no one else in society holds these men accountable for their choices, Salander decides to do so herself. Her reference here to the serial killer as a common bastard indicates her understanding that such men pervade Swedish society and that, furthermore, they deserve utmost contempt. This contempt fuels the anger that eventually leads her to lash out at her rapist and then at Martin.
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Topics: Quotes. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it.
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These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Dragan Armansky recollects the circumstances under which Lisbeth Salander came to his employment. She was almost forcefully recommend to him by a contact. He thought that as a school drop out she would be docile, but she became a nuisance and began to irritate others. She was not social and while she did her duties, she wouldn't seem to care much about it.