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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


by Stieg Larsson

Ethics and Morality Quotes in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #4

Gullberg had no doubt that Zalachenko was a sick fuck, but he was in no position to pick and choose among GRU agents. He had only one, a man very aware of his value to Gullberg. (5.132)

Gullberg believes that if he doesn't keep the Zalachenko secret under cover, the Section, which is like Gullberg's kid, will crash and burn. Do you think that Gullberg is ultimately more concerned about keeping the Section running or keeping the Swedish people safe?

Quote #5

But Jonasson also realized that isolation was an inhumane way of punishing people; in fact, it bordered on torture. (8.91)

Did you hear that, Teleborian? This point is discussed in more length in The Girl Who Played With Fire.

Quote #6

She just wanted to be left in peace. When it came down to it, she was the one who would have to live with herself. (9.95)

Salander has been through an awful lot at this point. As she recovers, she snaps back to her old self, the one who wants to protect helpless and vulnerable people from predators.

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