The Girl in the Spider's Web Themes & Motifs

David Lagercrantz
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The Corrupting Influence of Power

The corruptive influence of power is depicted in many ways throughout the novel. The NSA uses its power and might to spy on everyone throughout the known world, and also condones collaboration with larger tech companies in order to obtain advanced tech, or to sell it to the highest bidder.

Additionally, Camilla personifies what goes wrong when power is used to serve only one's own interests. In Camilla's case she not only terrorized her sister when they were growing up, but she also terrorized the foster family she was placed with when she was taken from her family.

Additionally, Bublanski finds that there is a leak in his department and that he can no longer trust anyone there until he has discovered who the mole is. This is a direct correlation to the ability of power to corrupt as one of the...

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