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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


by Stieg Larsson

Violence Quotes in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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

Quote #4

Salander […] wondered whether she could […] find something to use as a weapon, and finish the job. But she could scarcely keep her eyes open. She thought, He's going to get away with it again. She had missed her chance to kill Zalachenko. (3.126)

Salander isn't really a murderous person. She doesn't even think of killing Nils Bjurman after he rapes her. But, Zalachenko brings out her darkest side.

Quote #5

"Then he stood up, put the muzzle to Zalachenko's temple, and squeezed twice. He wanted to be sure this time that the bastard was really dead." (7.371)

If you were anticipating a bloody father-daughter showdown, well, you'll have to settle for the sister-brother showdown at the novel's end.

Quote #6

Then she found the brick in the middle of her living room. She limped over to the balcony door and went out to the garden. Someone had sprayed in three foot high letters on the back wall: WHORE (17.116)

This moment, where Berger discovers that her stalker has invaded her home turn, contains all sorts of violence. We would guess that the next step is bodily violence against Berger herself.

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