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Da Vinci Code Contradictions

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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
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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
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