Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Analysis

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It seems that in today’s society we take for granted that a woman can hold important seats in Congress or the Senate, be the head of a Fortune 500 company, or even President of the United States, but it wasn’t so long ago when it was almost unthinkable for a woman to achieve any of these accomplishments. And despite the vast progress women have seemingly made, a great more work remains before we can assert gender equality. Gender inequality happens on not only on an everyday basis - but in our literary world as well. Today’s modern society contends "on the archetypal level the journey to self-discovery is the same for both the male and female hero”(1), but story narratives that embody male and female experiences differ in important elements…show more content…
Throughout the book, Salander exemplifies flexibility in gender as she skirts the peripheries of both masculinity and femininity. One of the most noticeable ways in which She achieves success in eclipsing gender binaries is through the changes in her physical appearance. She is characterized as looking like a prepubescent being, without any womanly curves, “She did not have an eating disorder, Armansky was sure of that. On the contrary, she seemed to consume every kind of junk food. She had simply been born thin, with slender bones that made her look girlish and fine-limbed with small hands, narrow wrists, and childlike breasts. She was twenty-four, but sometimes looked fourteen.”…show more content…
A world which may become somewhat more familiar with some knowledge these ancient worlds and how it has played an important role in the growth and awareness of binary distinction throughout the ages. And helps the contemporary reader begin to deconstruct and question the myths of distinctions between male and female traits. During these ancient times it was entirely revolutionary for women to appear in the heroic roles usually assigned only to men, and it is this revolutionary adoption of new elements that have helped us reimagine masculinity and heroism and has paved the way for changes in the gender binary narrative. Throughout history the theme of gender binary and inequality has been an ongoing point of discussion. Societies have clung to undeniable ideas and values that define feminine and masculine characteristics and because of this “gender lens,” gender binary is continually examined. For example, the of The Ballad of Mulan, is one of the most legendary tales of a female in ancient history. And although there is no proof that she was real, the tales of her heroism are told in ancient stories over and over
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