Blomkvist's The Girl Who Played With Fire

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Throughout the Millennium series, the reader is able to effectively explore the notion of discovering personal characteristics and development of new values as a result of experiencing and learning new perspectives from others or past happenings. An example of this discovery is displayed within the first novel. As Blomkvist examines the murderer’s past he suggests it is the reason for his actions of committing the murder. He believes that a person’s upbringing plays a role in how they are defined as a person and is a realistic reason for their actions and decision making. Salander stating that that is - “Bullshit… Gottfried isn’t the only kid who was ever mistreated. That doesn’t give him the right to murder women. He made that choice himself.” …show more content…
From this, it is discovered an unexpected side to Salander is discovered both she and the reader would not have imagined to see happen. Due to the fact that within the first two novels Salander is entirely against the authorized justice system, as she had always been wronged by it numerous times in her in the past as shown through her explaining that – “They'll twist what I say and use it against me.”. It is a surprise for her to decide to take Blomkvist’s advice to choose to speak with a lawyer and use the court system to avenge herself. Another instance of Salander taking a risk in trusting the law, is in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest when Salander decides to speak with the authorities and finally share with them her life story. She works with her lawyer and writes her own autobiography, resulting in her regaining her freedom, this time the right way (legally). As the novel series progresses, the readers discover more and more about Salander, similarly Salander finds herself discovering step by even bigger step great personal discoveries of her

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