Da Vinci Code Analysis

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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’
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