The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Technology and Modernization 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.
[Blomkvist:] "You've been in my computer, Fröken Salander. You're a fucking hacker." (17.191)
Technology brings Salander and Blomkvist together.
[Trinity] switched on his laptop. "OK, she called the following number, which is a telephone in a town called Alice Springs [...]." (25.187)
Although Blomkvist's good old-fashioned investigating and character confessions ultimately solve the mystery of Harriet, technology is what actually lets Blomkvist find her.
[Salander:] "I admit it. I just have no idea how it works. It's not only computers and telephone networks, but the motor in my bike, and TV sets and vacuum cleaners and chemical properties and formulae in astrophysics. I'm a nut case, I admit it: a freak." (27.96)
Poor Salander – she is born for technology, but she feels like this connection makes her somehow less than human.