Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo By: Steig Larsson The book that I chose to read was, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In the book we learn about social issues that are not only found in Sweden but from all over the world. Through the book the two main characters solve a murder mystery from 40 years ago. While solving the murder mystery, social issues are brought up time and time again. One of major issues that are brought to the reader’s attention is sexual violence that is used towards women. The other issue that is preceded in the book is the image that Lisbeth Salander has of herself. One of the major social issues that are brought up in the book is sexual violence against Lisbeth Salander. Lisbeth Salander is the one of the…show more content…
Many women today are getting biotics and surgery to keep their bodies looking great according to how Hollywood precedes women. This social issue is effecting American women the hardest by allowing them to go overseas and get certain surgeries that are not allowed here in the United States. Larsson’s connection to this issue might be harmless but it probably didn’t help young women reading this book. Like many other author’s Larsson isn’t the only author that betrays women in a bad way. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a very good book and offers an adventure for its readers. Although there are some major social issues that are brought to the reader’s attention, this book will keep you on your toes. Even after Larsson’s death his books still continue to sell as a best seller novel. Readers will be left wondering about some of the characters and the problems they have but still are able to solve the 40 year old murder mystery. Work Cited Lengal, Kerry. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". . March 13, 2011 . Lersson, Stieg. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Sweden: , 2009. Traywick, Catherine A. The Rape of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. . March 13, 2011 . Schwartz, Missy. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' trilogy: Did Stieg Larsson have a problem with women?." EW'S Shelf Life
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