I don’t understand what all the evil means… Lisbeth’s father abused her mom, but why do they call it like that in the book? its just weird.

Posted by charlotte in canada , 12 November 2011

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14 thoughts on “All the evil”
  1. hi read the end of book 2 but could not place “all the evil” and what it means.

    Posted by betty in london ,

  2. betty

    “All the evil”: the events triggered by her attempt to kill Zala when she was still a young girl. Her being confinded to a psychiatric clinic, tortured and abused by Teleborian on top of the bargain. Tough call for a 13-year-old, don’t you think?

    But maybe that’s a translation flaw. “Allt det onda” in the Swedish original indicates that a lot of bad things happened.

    Posted by Martin in Frankfurt ,

    1. It is a tough call for a 13-year-old. However, I thought “All The Evil” pointed toward when Bjurman was Salander’s legal guardian. Bjurman would record video of him raping Lisabeth.

  3. Where compulsory care of Salander tantamount to modern slavery when she was sexually abused and deprived of their right of disposal over he inheritance, which amounted to several million Swedish crowns? Indeed this would be “all the evil”.

    Posted by The Dragon in Salanderville ,

  4. Anyone think maybe it doesn’t refer to the Zala situation? Perhaps it could be for whatever situation that caused her to get the dragon tattoo. Just a thought.

    Posted by ~SCPW ,

    1. That is what I’m thinking. My theory is that it could have something to do with Bjurman and that’s why Salander tattooed “I am a sadistic pig, a pervert, and a rapist” on Bjurman’s abdomen.

  5. I’m listening to book 2 right now. “All the evil” happened before she turned 12 and led to she and her sister being separated and Elizabeth being institutionalized. I’m not clear if what happened during the “All the evil” time resulted in her mother’s condition.

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