QUOTE: Stieg Larsson

“There are no innocents. There are,

“There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility.”    ~ The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

I’m not really sure if I agree with this statement or not. In the mystery that takes place in The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, I guess that this idea is sort of applicable. There are many different levels of involvement that various suspects have, and no one is completely innocent. However, in daily life I certainly think that there are innocents in specific situations. For example, often times in a war there are numerous civilian casualties. These people are viewed as innocent in this scenario because they had nothing to do with the war itself. This isn’t to say that they’ve never done anything bad, only that they haven’t done anything to directly contribute to the war itself. It’s a complicated idea represented by a simple statement, which is what makes it so interesting to think about.

What is your opinion concerning this statement? Do you agree with it or disagree? Or are you somewhere in the middle, like me? Let me know in the comments section below!



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