| Quote #7
Blomkvist: "She is a very lonely and odd person […]. Socially introverted. Doesn't like talking about herself. At the same time she is a person with a strong will. She has morals." (14.156)
Would Salander agree with Blomkvist's assessment of her identity? He seems pretty spot on, illustrating her seemingly incongruous strengths and weaknesses.
| Quote #8
The letters were irregular and clumsy […]: I AM A SADISTIC PIG, A PERVERT, AND A RAPIST. (15.146)
This is where the police see Bjurman's tattoo after he's dead. The tattoo leads them to believe that, like Salander, there's more to his identity than what's on public record.
| Quote #9
Modig: "So you don't actually know if she's sick or not […]. I mean, if there wasn't any diagnosis." (17.142)
Inspector Modig is challenging Salander's ex-psychiatrist Peter Teleborian. She recognizes instantly that Salander's diagnoses are based on the fact that she wouldn't allow herself to be assessed.