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'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

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“Blomkvist studied her. She was barely four foot eleven and did not look as though she could put up much resistance if he were an assailant who had forced his way into her apartment. But her eyes were expressionless and calm” (Larsson 361). This scene from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is when Mikael Blomkvist, a famous journalist in Sweden, first meets with the hacking genius, Lisbeth Salander. Mikael pretty much describes her as an underdog in society, but what he doesn’t know is that she is one of the smartest and toughest woman he will probably ever meet. I would love to have somebody like Lisbeth as a friend because she is intelligent, knows that women deserve equal rights, and is not afraid to fight for what she believes in. The government of Sweden as labeled Lisbeth Salander as incompetent and pretty much mentally retarded. On the contrary, Lisbeth is a very intelligent woman who can hold her own. For example, she is an amazing hacker and claims that she is probably the best hacker in Sweden. Not only is Lisbeth book smart, but she also values the knowledge that she has gained while living life too. She always has a saying that goes like this: “Analysis of consequences” (Larsson 267). She understands that making…show more content…
Lisbeth holds women’s rights very high on her list of morals. This is a main stream from her childhood because of the mistreatment of her mother right before her eyes. She witnessed her father abusing her mother, and I have fortunately never experienced something like this before. Although, there are many instances on the news that point to abuse that is noticeable in our society. Lisbeth also has experienced verbal abuse throughout her life, which I believe a lot of women can relate to. Even though I don’t always agree with Lisbeth’s violence, it’s sometimes necessary during the novel to protect herself and other women because she fights for what she believes
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