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Knowledge is Power!

Well, as long as its valuable information that can be used for some self-serving purpose that advances your agenda. In “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” we meet our modern day Nancy Drew (at least the gritty reboot) that … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Girl Who Gained Control: Lisbeth as the Exchanged and Exchanger

The trafficking and exchange of women is a theme that runs throughout Steig Larsson’s Millennium series. This is developed most explicitly in the second film, The Girl Who Played with Fire, which opens with a journalist/academic pair who reveal they … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why We Love Lisbeth

When we went around the room this week naming our favorite character from “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” Lisbeth definitely won the popularity vote. This got me thinking, what is it about her that makes us support her … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lisbeth’s Sexuality and Its Implications

While we touched on the topic of Lisbeth’s sexuality and its implications in class, I think we could expand on this discussion.  To recap, it is suggested that earlier in her life Lisbeth was somewhat sexually promiscuous.  In “The Girl … Continue reading Continue reading

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