Lisbeth Salander being reprimanded by a man - like always.

“If Lisbeth Salander is the new voice of reason, then truth ‘can be a moody bitch’.” (Bronson, 1). Eric Bronson dissects each character of Stieg Larsson’s, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and tries to grasp just what Lisbeth Salander’s character is trying to tell the readers. Larsson’s novel appears to find a way to articulate a how badly women’s rights are being ignored by showing us a graphic anti-feminist situation.  Some find this novel to be empowering for women by Salander’s intense behavior taking revenge upon men. On the contrary, this novel provides countless anti-feminist situations by showing Salander’s mental instability because of men, her obvious lack of power over men and her obsession with attempts to put men in their place. Salander’s ferocity is not an inspirational women’s rights tale; it is a cry from a girl so roughly abused by men that all mental stability has gone out the window. Larsson created a novel that shaped a strong mental image of how anti-feminism is still happening in drastic ways in Sweden, as well as the rest of the world. There is no dispute that this novel is meant to recognize the lack of women’s rights in Sweden, there are just cloudy areas when it comes to what Larsson’s approach truly is.


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