(found quote at Just Under the Surface)
This quote is awesome. …It is Lisbeth Salander.
She is damaged, as a result of being a tortured and victimized girl. Out of the simple necessity for survival, she becomes strong and seemingly fearless, with her walls up high and heavily guarded.
She is vulnerable, though much of it she keeps under lock and key.
She is human, and although projects a ‘badass’ image, we see in her fear, though it is masked, and shoved to the side by anger and her vengeance for those who commit hate crimes towards women. She is a crusader, a warrior, a vigilante. (I want to hug this girl… but then again, I’m kind of afraid of her. She’d kick my a@# in a heart beat.)
Rooney Mara encompasses this character fully. I never once saw an actress on-screen portraying a character. I saw Lisbeth.
Simply stated, David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a hard movie to watch. It is ugly, and shows the ugly side of what our species is capable of (hate, rape, murder, lies, and manipulation). Now, I did not enjoy seeing these horrid/awful themes present themselves. To be honest, watching it totally gave me the cringe factor and I was not immune to the sick feeling at the pit of my stomach. I did, however, like the movie due to the fact that it was willing to talk about the ugly things that go on in life. Most people go on ignoring/act unaware or are, in fact, truly unaware that bad things like these happen. I felt that this book/movie was trying to say, “hey, don’t ignore me… this stuff is real. It does/can happen.” I appreciated the fact that this story was able to talk about uncomfortable issues, that are so often swept under the rug. To bring awareness and make changes in this world and society, we have to address the “uncomfortable.”
- 18% of the women in Sweden have at one time been threatened by a man.
- 46% of the women in Sweden have been subjected to violence by a man.
- 13% of the women in Sweden have been subjected to aggravated sexual assault outside of a sexual relationship.
- 92% of women in Sweden who have been subjected to sexual assault have not reported the most recent violent incident to the police.
–Statistics found before each section in Larsson’s book, TGWTDT.