Lisbeth Salander, The Girl Who Survived: Rape, Human Trafficking, and Sexual Violence in Steig Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy”

Character Background

Lisbeth Salander is a forensic investigator for a private security company, Milton Security, in Sweden. A ward of the state, Lisbeth was removed from her home as a young girl and institutionalized after she tried to set her father on fire, hence the title of the film. Lisbeth is portrayed to possibly be on the autism spectrum, extremely intelligent with an eidetic memory, considered rude by Swedish…