Overall, this theme is concerned with language and communication as evidence, as news, and as history. It's concerned with how people, government agents, the media, and professionals like doctors and lawyers interact with each other. In other words, it's serious. In The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, we also see our favorite heroine, Salander, find her voice. For the first time she decides to talk to the authorities and share her life story. She writes her own autobiography, talks to her lawyer, and speaks at her trial. And speaking out does a world of good: Salander gains her freedom and the bad guys are arrested.