The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Topics for Discussion

Stieg Larsson
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Why does Salander blame Harriet for the multiple murders committed by her father and brother? Do you think she is justified in blaming Harriet? Why or why not?

Compare and contrast Blomkvist's relationships with Berger and Salander. Both include components of sex and friendship, but how are they different? How do you think Blomkvist feels about each woman?

With very little rewriting, the plotline regarding Wennerstrom could be lifted out, leaving the mystery of Harriet's disappearance as the book's primary plot. Do you think this would strengthen or weaken the book? How would it affect the development of the Blomkvist and Salander characters?

Compare Blomkvist's code of ethics with that of Salander. Do you think Salander is really an ethical person? How does she use her personal code of ethics to justify her actions? Give at least three specific examples.

Why does Salander not...

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