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The Name of the Rose

At the end of this richly complicated medieval mystery book, which is also so much more than that, the murderer is clearly identified as being Brother Jorge, who killed the brothers in the abbey to...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2013 6:16 am UTC

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The nameless girl who Adso loves has an unknown fate in this incredible novel. After being rescued from the flames for being, supposedly, a "witch," she remains by the abbey and forces Adso to...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2012 1:17 pm UTC

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The Name of the Rose

The exact translation from Latin would be, "The ancient rose remains by its name, naked names are all that we have."

Latest answer posted August 3, 2007 12:26 am UTC

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The Name of the Rose

The major debate during the Fifth Day in The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco concerns whether Christian orders (and Christians in general) should renounce worldly possessions and live in poverty....

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 3:58 pm UTC

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In this novel, Eco uses his two main characters and their differing approaches to interpretation (deduction from evidence versus analysis using doctrine) to inform other oppositions in the story....

Latest answer posted September 30, 2017 12:26 pm UTC

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Here is the character description at eNotes.  You can find out more about this character and others by visiting the link below,Adso of Melk is an elderly Benedictine monk who writes of his...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2007 1:55 pm UTC

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It is definitely described as a labyrinth in the text itself and numerous characters refer to it as a labyrinth. Note the way in which the library is secret, and that only certain people are...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2013 6:14 am UTC

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In Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, William of Baskerville, a Franciscan monk, is sent to an abbey in the Apennines of Italy to negotiate for Pope John XXII with factions of monks who oppose the...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2015 8:34 am UTC

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In a novel dripping with religious allegory and allusion, the seven day time frame shares the significance of the number seven, God's most perfect number in the Bible. Eco uses religious parallels...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2012 1:36 pm UTC

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It is only later on in the novel that Adso and William discover the secret behind the library and the labyrinth. They discover that the library and the labryinth are organised by the geographical...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2013 6:53 am UTC

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The "heresy" is actually Adso's thoughts and reactions to his act of love with the peasant girl. This is something that has been dwelling on his mind since the event, and in particular he has been...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2013 5:40 am UTC

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Severinus of Sankt Wendel is known as the herbalist at the abbey. An herbalist, of course, is a person who is skilled in the harvesting and collection of medicinal plants. Severinus is no...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2009 1:56 am UTC

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In Umberto Eco's mystery novel The Name of the Rose, 7 murders are committed by Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, and assisted by Adso of Melk, who also narrates the story. Those murders...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2011 8:49 am UTC

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In Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, it’s all about power, and during the period in which his novel takes place, the main center of power was the Catholic Church. The Age of Enlightenment is...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2015 7:17 pm UTC

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The book's narrator, Adso of Melk, has had a strange and terrible dream about a wild, raucous carnival, where the natural order of the world as understood by medieval Christians has been turned...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2018 9:28 am UTC

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This is a really cool question because of the content of this novel. Put simply, The Name of the Rose is about a monastery of monks who are forced into temptation as the papacy tries to limit them...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2015 1:09 am UTC

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The Name of the Rose

At the heart of the book The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco is a controversy over medieval literary theory, a subject in which Eco himself is an academic expert. To understand how poison functions...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2016 4:01 pm UTC

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One of the key events that is deeply symbolic in the Third Day is Adso's seduction at the hands of the nameless peasant girl. This is his first sexual experience, and he clearly defines it after...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2013 7:07 am UTC

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I am assuming you meant, "the" abbey?The abbey represented all the knowledge that was known to Christendom as represented by the large library housed in the abbey. In addition, all the...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2007 6:03 pm UTC

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Part of the beauty of this text is the way that it is dependent upon so many other books for its meaning, both in the way that Eco includes various allusions to more modern texts and characters...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2013 6:18 am UTC

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There was very little media in the way we use the term in the Middle Ages. There were some signs (such as on blacksmiths', tailors', and taverns), art (usually in churches), and things like...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2010 12:44 pm UTC

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We can analyze this question in two ways: as it applies to society and as it applies to the novel. First, let us look into the connection between heresy and knowledge. Heresy is basically going...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2015 2:23 pm UTC

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Actually, the abbey in the novel where the murders take place is a fictional abbey in northern Italy along the Apennines Mountains. This is the abbey William and Adso visit. Adso is from the...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2007 2:03 pm UTC

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Note: words got cut off in the summary above which should read: "Baskerville and Adso purse the mysterious death of Adelmo." The Name of the Rose is considered a detective story in that William of...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020 12:45 pm UTC

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In The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco creates parallels between the sexual relationship of men and women, minor chuchmen and wealth, and monks and books. Books are seen as the equivalent of...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2016 1:27 pm UTC

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It is clear that William of Baskervilles clearly is based upon his literary predecessor, Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle. This resemblance is hinted at in more...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2013 6:52 am UTC

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The first thing that strikes the narrator of this novel when he sees the Abbey is its vast size and the way that it was constructed with symbolic significance, with the numbers of various objects...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013 6:36 am UTC

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