Jar City Quotes

Arnaldur Indridason
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HE’S A MONSTER WHAT HAVE I DONE?
-- Disa Rós (Chapter 4)

Importance: This quote is found on the message tree in the home of Disa Rós’ parents after Erlendur has interviewed them. It is the only major clue that Erlendur receives in the runaway bride case. It serves to deceive the reader into assuming that her fiancée is the monster in the message. In reality, the quote refers to the bride’s father who has been sexually abusing her since she was a child.

Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
-- Elín (Chapter 8)

Importance: This is the Bible verse that Kolbrún put on Audur’s grave. This quote introduces Psalm 64 into the story and gives a context for the reader to interpret how it applies to the story. It also shows Kolbrún’s concern for keeping her daughter safe from harm.

She blamed herself. I expect that’s a common reaction.
-- Elín (Chapter 11)

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