| Quote #10
Despite her years of striving for anonymity, she had been transformed overnight into one of the most notorious and talked about individuals in Sweden. (21.3)
Watching how the media constructs an identity for Salander with no basis makes us wonder if we can trust anything we read or hear in the media.
| Quote #11
As she fingered the hole in her skull she realized she was touching her own brain, that she was so seriously wounded she was dying or maybe should already be dead. (32.117)
Salander is on the verge of totally losing her identity, at least as a living, breathing human being. Luckily, Blomkvist isn't about to let that happen.