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I think the theme will vary in the eyes of the reader. Many people saw this as an anti-Christianity story because it made attacks on the church. However, religion and church are two different...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2008 10:47 pm UTC

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Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, also known as "The Knights Templar", was one of twelve religious/military groups formed to battle the growing threat of the Muslims during the time...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013 6:09 pm UTC

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Jacques Saunière, an author and curator at the Louvre, is the Grand Master of Priory of Sion. He is murdered right before the novel opens. As Grand Master, he knows important secrets about the Holy...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2018 9:51 pm UTC

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The cryptex in The Da Vinci Code consists of a matching mechanism contained within a cylinder whose purpose is to hide a secret message written on a piece of papyrus protected within the cylinder....

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013 4:24 pm UTC

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Saint Sulpice, a famous Gothic Church in Paris, France was first built in 1645 and it became completed in 1746. It is a very famous landmark as it was dedicated to Saint Sulpicius, who was the...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013 8:35 pm UTC

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There are many ironies in the Da Vinci Code. Let me name a few of them for you. First, perhaps the greatest irony in the whole book is that the church is the irreligious organization and the...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2012 3:27 am UTC

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Sophie does not decipher the code A-P-P-L-E--Langdon does this when they are at Newton's tomb confronted by Teabing. Sophie's skills come in handy when they are at the bank in Zurich trying to...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2011 6:35 pm UTC

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The Da Vinci Code is considered controversial since many of the assertions made in the story challenge traditional interpretations of religious history; for this reason, it seems appropriate to...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2018 4:13 pm UTC

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You asked about personification in The Da Vinci Code. The word personification comes from the Greek concept of hypostases: this is the abstract entity made to represent reality, e.g. the Christian...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2015 5:49 pm UTC

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In the Da Vinci Code, Brown is not interested in art for art's sake: in other words, he is not primarily interested, for example, in The Last Supper as an artistic masterpiece. The aesthetics of a...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2016 3:01 pm UTC

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This is a great question. It might be helpful to summary briefly what the book is about before looking at its cultural significance. The book, Da Vinci Code is essentially about a conspiracy...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012 12:16 pm UTC

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I think the answer you're looking for is Audrey Tatou, who played Sophie in the movie. She also starred in Amelie.

Latest answer posted January 26, 2007 2:37 am UTC

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The first thing that cam to my mind when I read your post was SYMBOLS - lots of symbols. The central focus of the piece, aside from the suspense and mystery, is two-fold - language and meaning...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2010 9:47 pm UTC

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The Da Vinci Code is related to Christianity in that it reveals the "secret" that Jesus Christ was married to Mary Magdalene and that the two started a family, whose descendants still exist....

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019 7:56 pm UTC

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At the very beginning of the novel, Dan Brown presents the Priory of Sion as an actual organized group whose origins date back to the beginning of the last millennium. This group is meant to be a...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013 6:54 pm UTC

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Good comments from everyone. I, too, am a Christian, and I just wish people would not get so upset about this nonsense. If we accept that Jesus was fully human and yet fully divine, we have to...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2008 3:30 pm UTC

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Rosslyn Chapel is actually called the collegiate chapel of St. Matthew and it was built in the town of Rosslyn, Scotland and was commissioned for construction by the Earl of Orkney in the mid...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013 7:56 pm UTC

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Temple Church is a church situated in the City of London. It features in The Da Vinci Code, as Langdon and Sophie come here in their quest to find the answer to the line, “In London lies a knight a...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2020 8:03 am UTC

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Thanks for the information about your grade. There are many themes in this book that you can develop. So, I will just name a few. First, one of the most obvious themes of the book is the idea of...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2011 6:00 am UTC

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