• Layout:
  • 1st= appearance towards men teases them
  • 2nd=attitudes
  • 3rd= reality
  • Salander doesn’t restrict herself to loving one gender and refuses to label herself. She wears dark clothing, rides a motorcycle and has tattoos and piercings. She’s labeled clinically insane yet is a gifted and intelligent hacker who doesn’t take shit from anyone.
  • questionable morality, the cold gaze, the difficulty interacting “normally” with people, the seeming lack of emotion, the underground pursuit of justice, the holding back of information from the cops and other authorities, the use of technology and scientific reasoning to solve crimes
  • Throughout the text, Salander occupies the role of both victim and survivor. Assaulted repeatedly and brutally by her guardian, Salander seems aware that others perceive her as a victim, but she doesn’t view herself as one because she sees the oppression and brutalization of women as endemic to society. 

Issues/Conflicts/Ideas: The epidemic of violence against women in modern society; the corruption of Society; the inaccuracy of appearances

  • “In her world, this was the natural order of things. As a girl she was legal prey, especially if she was dressed in a worn black leather jacket and had pierced eyebrows, tattoos, and zero social status.”
  • “Even so he had caught himself having inappropriate day-dreams about Lisbeth Salander, …..But the attraction, Armansky thought, was that Salander was a foreign creature to him”
  • “Salander was dressed for the day in a black t-shirt with a picture on it of E.T. with fangs, and the words ‘i am also an alien’. She had on a black skirt that was frayed at the hem, a worn-out black, mid-length leather jacket, rivet belt, heavy Doc Martin boots…..with colour scheme makeup.”
  • “With all those rings on your face, you must be careful about hygiene?”

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