Family Quotes in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph). We used Reg Keeland/a.k.a. Steven T. Murray's English language translation.
[Harald:] "I said your whore isn't home."
[Blomkvist:] "You're talking about your own daughter, you fucking pig." (16.6-8)
Harald Vanger and Blomkvist have an unpleasant conversation about Cecilia. Just a taste of what Cecilia's family life must have been like when she was a kid.
[Harriet:] "I was strong enough to shove an old drunk into the water. I used an oar to hold him under until he wasn't struggling any more. It didn't take long." (26.115)
Sometimes water is thicker than blood in a family. How do you feel about Harriet killing her father? Was it self-defense? Did he deserve it? What would have happened if she'd told someone, like Henrik, at the time?