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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  

by Stieg Larsson

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.

Quote #1

It wouldn't work, she said, they would risk what they had if they fell in love too. (3.39)

Blomkvist and Berger have never tried to be a family, or even lovers. This quote indicates it's her choice here. Do you think Blomkvist wants to, though? Could it work if they did try it?

Quote #2

But he was glad that accepted that she could love two men at one time. (3.42)

Yeah, most husbands aren't quite as accepting as Erika's. We get to read more of his perspective on it in the sequel.

Quote #3

Henrik: "Martin was… to tell you the truth, there was a time in his youth when I thought he would follow in his father's footsteps […] but he straightened himself out." (4.191)

This is hideously ironic when we know that Martin really does follow in his father's footsteps.

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