The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson
Morality and Ethics 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.
"Harriet knew about her father murdering women, but she had no idea Martin had anything to do with it. She fled from a brother who raped her and then threatened to reveal that she drowned her father if she didn't do what he said." (27.13)
Salander doesn't buy this, because she thinks Harriet should've known Martin was a danger to society, and should have found a way to stop him, no matter what.
"So my question to you is this: which is worse: that Martin Vanger raped her out in the cabin or that you're going to do it in print?" (27.190)
Even though Salander is hard on Harriet (not that they've met, or anything), she thinks it's more important to protect her, a living woman who went through hell, than it is to publish the truth of the Vanger family.