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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Essay

  • Submitted by: Janethewriter
  • on March 18, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 1,283 words

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, by Stieg Larsson, is a dark and noir book filled with a compelling storyline containing many wicked twists and turns. This is a book that kept me awake all night, reaching theories of what might happen next. I loved it because as I read the book, the hair on the back of my neck would be constantly raised, for that was a result of the myriad amount of suspense and dilemma throughout the story.   Larsson was capable of sculpting the characters so well that I began to feel strong emotions towards them. As I progressed through the story, I began to take pity on some people, I felt hatred for others and in my mind, and I cheered when the protagonists achieved something positive, and jeered when the antagonists inflicted damage on the protagonists.

Mikael Blomkvist, journalist and co-founder of the magazine “Millennium”, lost a libel case against Wennerstrom, a billionaire industrialist. He has been charged for three months in prison, and has been fined a large amount of money as well. Shortly after the case, he is contacted by Henrik Vanger, the retired CEO of the Vanger Corporation, which is another industrialist billionaire company. When Blomkvist traveled to his house in Hedeby, which is an island off the coast of Sweden, Henrik Vanger proposed a contract. The contract said that if Blomkvist works in Hedeby for a year, solving the case of a disappeared girl, then Vanger will give the information about Wennerstrom which will prove Blomkvist not guilty of libel. The body of the girl has never been found, and it is considered a murder to most detectives. To make matters worse, this case has been closed 36 years ago. Ever since Harriet Vanger, the girl who had disappeared and the grandniece of Henrik Vanger, vanished, Henrik has been obsessed with the case and tried to find an answer ever since. Blomkvist was confused why Henrik would pick a journalist to attempt it rather than hiring a detective to...

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