Quicksand Symbols & Objects

Malin Persson Giolito
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Courtroom

The job of the prosecutor and defense attorney is to reconstruct the reality of what took place. For most of the novel Maja reviews the past to determine the nature and extent of her guilt. In this way the pursuit of justice and storytelling merge. The judges will make the final decision on Maja's fate according to the law; the author places the reader in the position of a juror or judge, engaging the reader in the legal process and its outcome. The author provides the reader with a lesson about the legal system and how it works.

The verbose prosecutor argues that Maja and Sebastian planned everything together and that Maja would do anything Sebastian asked her to do. According to Maja, Lena, the prosecutor, drones on and on, with the goal of fitting Maja into the schematic box called "mass murderer." The prosecutor's reasoning...

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