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The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire

by Stieg Larsson

Sex Quotes

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Quote #4

Mimmi: "I know only one person who would even dream of ringing my bell after a year and a half's silence to ask me if I wanted to fuck." (6.80)

Now this is a little more pleasant kind of sex talk. Although Mimmi is peeved with Salander, everything is still normal and non-violent here. Mimmi also sounds a little flattered and amused by the turn of events.

Quote #5

[Harriet] had had sex with three men in her life. First her father and then her brother. She had killed her father and run away from her brother. Somehow she had survived and met a man with whom she had created a new life for herself. (6.135)

This sounds like more dark negative stuff about rape, this time to clue the reader on things that happened in Tattoo. But the thing to notice here is hopeful: even after Harriet father and brother raped her, she's able to have a healthy sex life and relationship with her husband and now with Blomkvist.

Quote #6

Berger did not pry and she was not jealous. On the other hand, she would certainly tease them both about it on some suitable occasion. (7.78)

It's true about Berger. Jealousy doesn't seem to be part of her make-up. She finds Blomkvist and Harriet's affair amusing, and she wants to make it even more amusing by teasing them. She doesn't get the chance in this book. Harriet fades out of the picture when the trouble starts.

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