Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is one of the most successful and controversial novels of our time. Other authors have jumped on the bandwagon writing novels on Christian topics or treasure hunts or simply discussing The Da Vinci Code. Even the film industry has profited by using Brown's strategies (and topics) in the successful movie National Treasure and by taking advantage of the Grail publicity in TV productions like The Blood of the (Knights) Templar. But which strategies does Brown use to make the reader enjoy reading The Da Vinci Code? In my essay, I would like to focus on his use of narrative techniques.
The Da Vinci Code is told by a restricted third–person narrator. He tells the story from various points of view without ever...show more content...
'I've never heard of it.'
'Sure you have. [ . . . ] You're just used to hearing it called by the name 'Holy Grail'.'
The reader is as surprised as Sophie Neveu is and wants to know how everything fits together – and reads on. In a way, this is also a key or turning point of the novel, because from that moment the reader is told bit by bit about the Holy Grail. This storytelling comes to a climax when Grail historian Leigh Teabing enters the scene, claiming that the Holy Grail is a person, more exactly Mary Magdalene and her descendants.
Dan Brown also uses stream–of–consciousness technique in order to enable the reader to follow the protagonists' trains of thought while breaking the codes. If Brown did not use this technique, he would only present the result of the characters' thoughts. This would be boring for the reader, because he could not become involved in solving the riddles himself.
The stream–of–consciousness technique includes flashbacks. These are important for the development of the plot as well. On the one hand they help the reader to get to know the characters; on the other hand they give hints regarding the decoding of Saunière's messages, since all flashbacks are connected to the Grail quest in one or the other way.
In conclusion, the novel does not only attract the reader with
Da Vinci Code Analysis
The Da Vinci Code is a thrilling and enticing novel that was written by Dan Brown in 2003. The main objective of the characters is to realize where the Holy Grail is, a secret that is known by Jacques Sauniere – a curator within the museum. One day a man named Silas, who is a monk, approaches Sauniere and demands to know where the Holy Grail is. Silas shoots Sauniere as soon as he gets the answer, but in his last few moments of life Sauniere uses his blood to draw a circle on his stomach whereby he cites himself at the center of the Holy Grail. This depicts the recreation of the Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man position. In addition to this, Sauniere draws a code using an invisible ink on the ground. Through Manuel Aringarosa and Jerome Collet, a bishop and a policeman, Dan Brown illustrates that people are not always what they seem to be, thus, one should always strive to draw a difference between reality and appearance. This is the case with Silas as well. Manuel and Jerome are similar in that they are both steadfast in their values, but different in Manuel is selfish and Jerome is selfless. Manuel Aringarosa is the Bishop of Opus Dei and is deeply rooted in the religion, hence, his opinion that the church should retrace its steps and adhere to the strict dictations of the Bible. Whenever anyone challenged his faith, the conservative Bishop would reply that together with his followers, they had opted to 'follow Catholic doctrine as rigorously as we can in our own daily lives'
The definition of a conspiracy theory, according to Merriam Webster's Dictionary is, "a secret plot that is largely unknown to the general public" (Webster 84). Dan Brown focuses on an unusual conspiracy in his novel, The Da Vinci Code. The religious conspiracy theories suggested in this novel discuss secrets of epic proportions that have the potential to shatter the foundations of Christianity. "Behold the greatest cover–up in human history!" (270). Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code proves everybody loves a conspiracy. Throughout the novel, secrets are revealed that pose great threats to the credibility of Catholicism and the modern day church. In his article, "Breaking the Code", Maurice Timothy Reidy states, "Completely turned my opinion...show more content...
The differing reactions from religious readers shows the different levels of truth people are willing to see in conspiracy theories. Brown's stance in all of this seems to be that he would like to lead people away from the Christian faith. Author of the article, "Dismantling The Da Vinci Code", Sandra Miesel, critiques, "[Brown] presents Christianity as a false root and branch." The doubt Brown has instilled in readers appears to be exactly what he was aiming for. While members of the church have dismissed The Da Vinci Code as fiction and lies, Dan Brown claims otherwise. In defense of his novel, Brown starts out the book by stating, "All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate" (Brown 3). By making this statement in the beginning of his book, Brown is setting himself up to be questioned by skeptics. Many critics of the novel are quick to point out every flaw they can find in the novel and quote it as misinformation. The article, "Masterplots II: Christian Literature" by Suzanne Araas Vesely, explains, "It is important to be aware that The Da Vinci Code is literary fiction; the appearance of historical accuracy is only superficial. Brown's book is a minefield of disinformation for the unwary reader." Vesely doubts the accuracy in The Da Vinci Code and depicts the readers who take it as fact as ignorant, ill–informed people. While Vesely points out the disinformation given by Brown, in
Da Vinci Code Contradictions
In The Da Vinci Code, a controversial novel about a quest for the real Holy Grail, Dan Brown's historical claims are grounded in many ideas that have been deemed heretical by the Church. The controversy in Brown's novel is often based on religious beliefs that are subject to opinions, but professional logicians and theologians have studied Brown's work to see if the objective components of his writing are logical and consistent. The search for logic includes questions such as whether Brown's claims make sense as they stand by themselves or not, and if the claims contradict each other.
While much of Brown's writing is carefully combined into a well–written novel, readers can find a few contradictions within Brown's logical sequence. These contradictory ideas can undermine the novel's overlying theme and leave readers yearning to further research the validity and probability of the rest of Brown's claims. One of the most significant themes in Brown's novel is uncovering hidden meaning in works of art by the famous Leonardo Da Vinci. Brown uses three of Da Vinci's most well–known works of art – The Vitruvian Man, the Mona Lisa, and The Last Supper – as realistic pieces of evidence to ground the probability of his...show more content...
In the novel, Da Vinci is portrayed as a mysterious man with many obscure personality traits and characteristics. It is due to Da Vinci's success as a painter that he gains worldwide fame, and it is in these world–famous paintings that he, according to Brown, hides pagan symbols about the real Holy Grail. This may come across as shocking to most Christians, yet Brown claims Da Vinci held a reputation of practicing spiritual hypocrisy. If Da Vinci had a reputation of incorporating heretical elements into his Christian artwork, then it would make little sense that he found such great success because the Church targeted heretics in the
Davinci: Intellectual Analysis
The monarch craved adulation from all of the commoners. As he climbed the ladder to success, he faced a lot of adversity in his life. DaVinci painted some of the most aesthetic paintings I had ever seen. Although the businessman was a bit of a jerk, he had made some pretty amicable clauses. I finally felt like reading the paper for the first time in forever, but this one is anachronistic. The anecdote was noticeably short and for the most part the most boring thing I had ever read. In the Olympics I had to face this one really annoying antagonist that never stopped talking. After I had finished my popcorn my throat had become really arid. Kevin had stayed over–time at work almost everyday this week; I find him very assiduous. Venice, like
The Da Vinci Code Responsibility
E1OH4 Opinion Essay
24, February, 2016
Credibility of The Da Vinci Code "Men go to ar greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire." (D Brown, The Da Vinci Code pg 123). The Da Vinci Code is a fiction novel by Dan Brown, in which symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu become involved in a private war about a religious mystery. The war is between two secret groups, called Opus Dei and The Priory of Sion. The two groups are fighting over Jesus Christ having a blood line, or the "Holy grail". Opus Dei, a sect of the Catholic church seeks to destroy the Holy grail, while The Priory of Sion seeks to protect it. The author claims at the beginning of the book that it is
Dan Brown's 2003 book "The Da Vinci Code" generated much controversy and inspired numerous individuals by providing them with facts that (even though difficult to verify) seemed especially realistic. Ron Howard's film based on the book further contributed to confusing people and actually influenced many in thinking that society lives in a lie while persons who actually know the truth pose in exemplary members of the social order (Abanes 5) Both works have had a severe impact on me because, as almost anyone, I immediately became captivated by the clever storyline and practically started to hope that at least some of the information I came across were true. It would actually be absurd for someone to claim that both the book and the motion picture have not caused uproar in the Christian world and in society as a whole as a result of making people feel that they need to get actively involved in finding out more about conspiracy theories. "The Da Vinci Code" directly goes at attacking Christianity and the Catholic Church in particular. The storyline present in both book and film is apparently meant to have people believe that the Christian community lived in a lie for most of these two millennia. Dan Brown's characters actually claim that "almost everything our fathers taught us about Christ is false" (Brown 235), thus influencing readers that they are about to learn more about a conspiracy that has been going on for the last two millennia. Furthermore, the writer claims that
Five Elements Of The Da Vinci Code
¨What really matters is what you believe.¨ That is a quote from my outside reading book, The Da Vinci Code. I believe that this book was actually a decent read. The Da Vinci Code was a very interesting and complex book, although I still did quite enjoy reading it. The five elements that I am going to talk about in my analysis of The Da Vinci Code are, the significance of the title, the writing style, themes and conflicts presented in the book, symbols and the conclusion. What is the significance of the title? To me I saw the title as a more literal significance rather than a figurative one. For example the code part of the title I believe refers to the actual codes and or riddles that Langdon and Sophie had to solve throughout the book. The main point of the book is that they solve these clues written in code to honor Sophie's grandpa's dying wishes which were to protect the artifacts. As for the Da Vinci part of the title, the curator, or Sophies grandpa, loved the work of Da Vinci and spent his life making sure his work was in mint condition. He made the cryptex that is used to solve these riddles by recreating a creation done by Da Vinci. Throughout the Da Vinci Code Dan Brown uses the style of third person point of view. This style of writing was perfect for this type of suspenseful and mysterious book. It was perfect because we only knew what was happening in that specific part of the book. We didn't know what was happening ahead of the characters in the book but
The classic hero's journey is timeless; it is found in all cultures and dates back thousands of years. In these stories, a true hero is someone others admire for their attributes of courage and perseverance. This archetype repeats with such frequency, but it has never grown outdated. While the setting and situation of a hero story changes, the theme of determining a model member of society does not. In modern times, The Da Vinci Code is an excellent example of the monomyth. The heroic Robert Langdon leaves his normal life in order to find the Holy Grail, facing great challenges along the way. From his quest, he earns the reward he sought and gains control over both his regular life and the supernatural world. The Da Vinci Code displays the...show more content...
The antagonist to this plan is the Catholic extremist group Opus Dei, who must cover up the truth in order to preserve their religion. During his journey, Langdon faces constant danger from this enemy, who repeatedly tries to kill him, and it is difficult to determine who is on his side. In one instance, a bank worker helps Langdon escape from the police, only to attempt to murder him in on a secluded roadside. The struggle to defeat members of Opus Dei shows how Robert Langdon encounters a road of trials during his journey. The tasks Langdon faces are daunting, but he manages to beat his foes. A third type of trial Langdon faces are the riddles left by Saunière for him to decipher. Solving the puzzles is will lead him to the Holy Grail, and only Langdon possesses the ability. The mental challenge of this task is not something a normal person could do, and Langdon must use all of his knowledge as a symbologist to pass the trial. The archetypal hero is clearly shown in The Da Vinci Code because of the difficult situations Robert Langdon faces, demonstrating the road of trials stage of the hero's journey. A second element of The Da Vinci Code that proves the presence of the hero archetype is the ultimate boon Robert Langdon receives upon the completion of his journey. Overcoming the many trials during his search to find the Holy Grail, Langdon finally receives the ultimate prize. He comes to the revelation that Mary
Examples Of Log Entries In The Da Vinci Code
30% Log Entry – The Da Vinci Code
● Describe the plot. What has happened so far? Are there parts you don't understand? Are there parts that you like?
I have read roughly 200 pages in "The Da Vinci Code" and so far, the book has been exciting to read. The first big event that took place in the book was that Jacques Sauniére was chased down and killed. Sauniére worked as a curator at the Louvre in Paris, France and he was a well–known man. After his death, the French equivalent to the FBI, DCPJ starts to investigate the case and they ask an American expert, named Robert Langdon for help. Dr. Langdon is a suspect of the murder but the police officer does not tell him about the suspicion. Instead, the officer tries to make him incriminate himself to build a...show more content...
Many complicated words are used and the reader needs to have a broad vocabulary to understand every single word. Anyway, I feel like you do not have to understand every word to understand the whole sentence or paragraph. In the book, there are a few metaphors and similes but many more descriptions and facts about symbols. An example would be "That is, that the Grail story uses the chalice as a metaphor of something else, something far more powerful". In this quote, Dan Brown writes about metaphors but he is not using them. Instead, he chooses to describe the history of a symbolic item that really is a metaphor for the real Holy Grail. This shows that Dan Brown focuses on the iconography and symbols, not similes and metaphors. Although, Dan Brown's character Professor Langdon uses some metaphors to describe his view of the world. The narrator also uses a few similes to describe certain items but there are not many metaphors and similes. In this book a few is more than enough and I do not think that Dan Brown needs to use more similes and metaphors. If he would use more similes and metaphors, the book would only be more complicated and harder to
The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown
"Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."(Balt, 2013). This is a quote by Leonardo da Vinci and states one of his main ideas; knowledge will open your mind to new ideas and helps you learn about the past. A book that represents this quote, is the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. This book is the thrilling story of Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu in their hunt to solve the dying wish of Sophie's grandfather. Not only does it contain a fantastic storyline, it also is full of rich history. John Paul Richter said history is like religion, it unites all learning and power and that is exactly what happens in the Da Vinci Code. His life was filled with many things that were hidden to the others, his paintings were filled with many things that are still a mystery to this day. The book the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is a historically accurate portrayal of the mysterious life of Leonardo Da Vinci and one of his most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa.
One of the many things that influenced Da Vinci in his art was coding. Leonardo Da Vinci's first painting he coded in was The Annunciation under the apprentice of Andrea del Verrocchio. Towards the end of the creation of the painting, he jumped in to finish the painting for Andrea and painted an angel. The angel is invisible to the eye because he used a non lead paint that was different from the one Andrea used (Petricevic, 2015). The angel can only be seen under a specific light and it disappears under
The Davinci Code Essay
Several years ago, I too "lost the historical Jesus as a credible human being" (p. 8) after reading Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code. Although I have recovered from that momentary crisis, I have developed a "hermeneutic of suspicion" (p. 18) in that I do not appraise value to events in the bible as factual, but I find truths within the texts. I appreciate Borg's separation of the pre– and post–Easter Jesus while exploring a sense of the historical Jesus (p. 7). However, both are unclear at best due to the formation of the sacred texts. The oral traditions circulating prior to the written forms cannot be reclaimed, at least not entirely. As oral traditions were collected, the written forms artistically combined these traditions to create the Christian...show more content...
Borg lays out four belief options for processing this dilemma of unknowing (p. 55). First is the claim that Jesus believed himself to be the messiah and was right. Second, Jesus' belief about being the messiah was wrong. Third, Jesus did not believe he was the messiah and was not. Fourth, Jesus' belief of being or not being the messiah is irrelevant, because he is the messiah. Despite everything I have learned to date about the historical Jesus over the last decade plus, I still believe the truths attributed to Jesus are powerful calls to action from God and can be the precursor to his messianic role which the New Testament authors projected onto Jesus' literary character. Jesus' role as a connecting relation–point to the divine, completed by his role as Jewish mystic (Spirit person, healer, wisdom teacher, social prophet, and movement initiator) (p.53), for me does not hinge on the historical facts of his existence in this role on Earth, or the pre–Easter Jesus. My personal experience with the post–Easter Jesus and his role between me and the divine is an experience that cannot be verified in a historical sense. Why, then, should Jesus' experience, from a faith perspective, require such
The Da Vinci Code is an American mystery–thriller film which was produced in 2006 by Brian Grazer and John Calley and directed by Ron Howard.. He was born on March 1, 1954is not only an American director but also a very well known actor and a producer. He was awarded National Medal of Arts. This is a medal which was titled by the United States Congress in 1984.this medal was introduced for a very special purpose and the reason is to honor artists. It is the highest honor that one artist can aim for.
The Da Vinci Code novel published in the year 2003 was written by Dan Brown. Daniel "Dan" Brown who was born on 22nd of June, 1964 is a very well–known American author of thriller fiction. This novel is said to have sold more copies than any other book after the holy book, Bible.
A movie that is made from a book is called adaptation. Each book–based film varies on the scale from being very faithful to the book to loosely based on the book. A book allows the reader to use his own...show more content...
Here are the deviations of the movie from the novel:
In the novel Robert Langdon is sleeping in his hotel room in Paris when he is suddenly awakened by a telephone call from the French Police, whereas in the movie Langdon has just completed a lecture and he issigning some books when he is interrupted by Police who is seeking for his help.
Interpretation:This deviationwas to make the scene more dramatic.
In the novel Langdon is suspected by Fache for murderingSauniere as his name was written on the floor by Sauniere, where as in the movie Aringarosa tell Fache that he overheard Langdon confess to the murder.
Interpretation:This deviation was to show thatFaschewas taking orders from Aringarosa and to show a connection between
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
I read the novel the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Mythology is incorporated throughout the entire novel. The novel is based upon a secret that has been kept for thousands of years by the Priory of Brotherhood known as the Holy Grail. Some people, depending upon their religious beliefs consider the Holy Grail a myth itself. Through this analysis, I will show how different approaches were used and how mythology is closely tied into the novel. First, the novel is a perfect example of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth approach. As the novel begins, Robert Langdon is called to the crime scene because his name is written in a message left by the deceased Jacques Sauniere. Langdon's amulet, Sophie, comes on the scene providing Langdon an escape from Captain Fache, who was convinced of Langdon's guilt of the murder. The crossing of the threshold is when Langdon and Sophie actually do escape from the museum and run from the police in order to prove his innocence as well as decipher the code that was written by the deceased. The tests that they are presented with is the anagrams that they must solve in order to get the next clue to move forward in the pursuit of the Holy Grail, including being attacked by the albino monk named Silas. More assistance is provided when Langdon and Sophie go to Sir Leigh Teabing's residence to ask for help, since his life–long quest has been to locate the Holy Grail. The climax or final battle of the novel is the revelation of who the "Teacher" is. The
The Davinci Code Essay
When a military accountant connects some missing weapons with the murder of two generals seeking peace, she won't stop until she exposes the people behind it – even if it means going to the top.
One of a few female soldiers stationed at an American outpost in Iraq, Sergeant Macy runs the unit's accounting office. She is obsessed with balancing the books to the penny. She discovers an entry for some weapons that are not accurate. The weapons were ordered and delivered – but some are missing.
Macy investigates with the help of her staff, Kovac, Johnson and Clairmonte. She brings it up to her commanding officer, Major Lee. He orders her to falsify the records and shut up. Macy goes against orders and continues to investigate....show more content...
Macy makes a strong moral choice and decides to investigate. It works. Action films, however, depend on strong action and a fast pace.
FRIENDLY FIRE would benefit from picking up the pace. Given the overture and the missing weapons, it's clear what is at stake. The viewer is waiting for the story to start and for her to find the murderers. However, the script drags out Act I.
It's understood Macy is a bean counter; it's an interesting take on military action hero. "The DaVinci Code" and the TV series "The Librarians" have academic–driven heroes, too. They work because the story isn't weighed down by day–to–day activities, paperwork and emails. FRIENDLY FIRE would benefit from less paperwork and more action.
In a 90–page action script, the set up needs to move quickly. Stronger, condensed structure would help pick up the pace. Consider moving the Act II break up, maybe closer to page 15 or 20. Look for a break that is visual and shows the viewer what Macy is up against.
Strong Act II breaks need to show a change from the hero's ordinary world to the new world. It's hard to see any difference in Macy's worlds. The first half of the script seems to be one long Act I – making it
The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
An alarm is sounded in the Grand Gallery of the most famous art museum in the world, Paris' Musee du Louvre. The Judicial Police find the body of renowned curator Jacques Sauniere naked and positioned as Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. As a result of a message left by the deceased, Robert Langdon, Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University, was beckoned to the crime scene by Bezu Fache, captain of the Central Directorate Judicial Police. During Landon and Fache's view of the crime scene and the coded message that the deceased left using his own body as part of that message, Officer Sophie Neveu from the Cryptology Department joined the meeting under the pretense that she had deciphered the coded message. In the meantime, Bishop Manuel Aringarosa, a president–general of the Opus Dei, is traveling to Rome at the direction of "The Teacher". The Opus Dei is the fastest growing and most financially secure Catholic organization in the world. However, many thought that it was a brain washing cult due to the vigorous following of Catholic doctrine including vows of chastity, tithing and atonement for sins through a self–flagellation and the chalice. Aringarosa's enlisted pupil, Silas, who is an albino that the bishop had taken in after serving a prison sentence for killing his father, has killed the Grand Master and the three senechaux of the Priory Brotherhood at the direction of the Teacher. Gaining information from the four before their murders, Silas confirmed the
The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown
we asked ourselves for what valid reason Da Vinci picked those specific sustenance's, on the grounds that they don 't relate to what the Evangelists depicted," says Bauer. "Why bread, fish, salt, citrus and wine? Why is the saltshaker tipped over before Judas? Why is the bread raised?
The four analysts don 't get tied up with the unrealistic speculations presented by Dan Brown in his top rated book, The Da Vinci Code, yet they concur the craftsman included images and discourse in his portrayal. He intentionally endeavored to befuddle and trick the spectator with conflicting images and twofold implications.
Case in point, a fallen saltshaker is customarily an indication of bad fortunes. The scientists question if as opposed to demonstrating the fiendishness of Judas, the fallen saltshaker could propose his recovery. He could have been decided to assume the part of the double crosser. What 's more why is he the one and only with a void plate? It could mean he is full and wicked or that he is the singular case out of many others who isn 't tricked?
The fish has likewise been the theme of a few studies. It is unmistakably an update that Jesus spent a large portion of his life around Lake Tiberius and that he chose his Apostles among neighborhood anglers. Yet it isn 't clear whether the fish is herring or eel. Some contend Da Vinci was deliberately uncertain about the types of fish. Eel in Italian is aringa, despite the fact that when it is spelled arringa it implies
Analysis Of Dan Brown 's The Da Vinci Code
Toward the start of your studies, you will most likely have many general inquiries, for example,
o How did Europe come to overwhelm such an extensive amount advanced history?
o Was North America bound to end up a super power?
o Does the past have any bearing on the world today?
o Does history have any bearing on a distinct individual 's life?
Many individuals appreciate steering into history and authentic inquiries by perusing recorded fiction. Dan Brown 's The Da Vinci Code is a mainstream decision and can lead individuals to further study Renaissance workmanship, culture, and history.
History of War
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Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940–45 by Sir Max Hastings is a nitty gritty picture of Winston Churchill. It is an interesting prologue to England amid the cutting edge wars. Finding out about the war time frames can irritate. You may have many inquiries concerning the very way of war.
A few inquiries may be:
o Does war characterize mankind 's history?
o Should you characterize recorded eras by the wars that were battled?
o If history is composed by the victors, would we be able to ever have a genuinely precise record of a war?
o Can lessons from history help us avert future mobilized
Artistic Symbology Of The Da Vinci Code Essay
Great Literature: The Artistic Symbology of The Da Vinci Code
Literature has been around for hundreds of years, and exerts an ever present force in our daily lives, our entertainment, and our learning. But what makes something literature? The Oxford Dictionary defines literature as "written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit". Literature, therefore, could be considered by some to be a form of art. Someone saying that a book is a great work of literature could quite literally mean that the book has artistic beauty within its pages. Like most artwork, literature can have the purpose of imprinting an image or idea into the observer's mind. Yet, unlike most forms of art, the image literature portrays is...show more content...
The question "what is great literature?" was posed on Reference.com, which defined it as "stories that encapsulate the time period in which they were written, while having maintained universal themes that emulate the human existence." When the phrase great literature gets used, people generally will mention books like To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, Lord of the Flies, The Great Gatsby, or Of Mice and Men. While all these books cover vastly different genres, subjects, and time periods, they only scrape the surface of what great literature is. There are hundreds of books that could be great literature, so long as they contain one, key element: the ability to reveal a truth about the human experience that society cannot or does not want to see. As previously mentioned, great literature can come in any shape or size, and one such book is Dan Brown's mystery thriller The Da Vinci Code. Great literature reveals human truths lying just beneath the surface. Contrary to most covert methods, The Da Vinci Code is a story literally about finding the "hidden truth" in the world. However, like the search for the Holy Grail, The Da Vinci Code does not give up all of it's true meaning outright. Within the novel, the biggest truths Dan Brown delves into are the supposed true nature of the Grail, along with the consequential coverup of the truth. The briefest summary of The Da Vinci Code could sum the book up as a modern day Grail quest laced
When Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is called to The Louvre on account of Jacques Sauniere's death, he is greeted by a carefully placed arrangement of clues the curator all so strategically left behind. One clue was an anagrammed grouping of the Fibonacci sequence. At first glance the structure seems like randomly strewn numbers, but Langdon knows that Sauniere is a smart man, and that they must mean something. Before he can possibly make any sense of it, Agent Sophie Neveu from the DCPJ's Cryptology Department arrives to break the code. While at the museum she reveals privately to Langdon that they are both in great danger. The Judicial Police think that Langdon has killed Sauniere – Sophie's grandfather.
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Sophie's name becomes a key in solving it, proving her importance all along. Perhaps the most important characteristic about Sophie is a secret that has been kept from her throughout her whole life. She was told at a young age that the reason she grew up with her grandfather was because her parents were in a car crash. As far as we know, the information was true, but the reasons ran deeper. Sophie's family got split up to protect itself. Sophie and her family are direct descendants of Jesus Christ. In the event that Ms. Neveu were to ask for an evening spent in my company, I would be very honored and obliged to join her. She has an amazing history, and is an extremely intellectual being. It would be a major highlight to speak to someone who is a descendant, and to find out her views on her recently found "glory." Not only would I let her pay for the evening out, but there are a few questions I'd like to ask her. Firstly, I'd feel the need to ask Ms. Neveu how she feels about walking out of her grandfathers life. I'm sure she holds feelings of regret and possibly even some shame for disowning him. Of course, I understand where she was coming from at the time, but she perhaps should have given him the time of day to explain the mishap. In addition, I'd like to know how she