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Quote #1

Armansky was bewildered and angry with himself for having so obviously misjudged her. He had taken her for stupid, maybe even retarded. (2.37)

Salander is Armansky's wake-up call. She challenges his ability to judge people, which, as security man, is supposed to be his talent.

Quote #2

Her reports could be catastrophic for any individual who landed in her radar. (2.9)

Salander doesn't just investigate, she judges. If she finds out a person is an abuser of some sort, she metes out justice with a bad report.

Quote #3

By then her casebook was filled with such terms as introverted, socially inhibited, lacking in empathy, ego fixated, psychopathic and asocial behavior, difficulty in cooperating, and incapable of assimilating learning. (9.45)

These are all snap judgments made against Salander by people who don't understand her and don't want to. In the sequel we get information that makes Salander's stance toward the mental health officials more understandable.

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