Ever Since People Started Walking The Earth, They Used

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Ever since people started walking the earth, they used different items found in nature known as symbols to represent various meanings. Over time people passed down these symbols to the next generation; they either get altered because of the progression of time, or new ones form as a result of this progression. Today objects have different meaning to different people because of the changes made throughout history. In his novel, The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown reveals to his audience that objects such as art, literature, people, and sciences could be viewed in multiple perspectives. In The Da Vinci Code, art is viewed differently by careful examination of details revealing the messages behind it. Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings are examples …show more content…

Not only are the visual arts important, the use of film moreover elevates the idea of objects seen in different points of view. Popular Disney movies for example appeal to the young generations, but there is more background information than children see on television. Snow White alludes to the Bible story of Adam and Eve; the Little Mermaid used symbols from Isis, Eve, Pisces, and Mary Magdalene (Brown 282-283). Films and artwork seen from an innocent mind are not always accredited for their talent of mixing history with fiction. While the fine arts are significant to proving the point of objects seen in different perspectives, literature also impacts this idea. During the course of the novel, Brown use different works of literature to demonstrate the fact that the world has to be viewed in different angles. An example of how Brown uses literature is Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare is well known for his plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Romeo and Juliet, but he also known for his use of the meter, iambic pentameter. "For centuries, iambic pentameter had been a preferred poetic meter of outspoken literati across the globe, from the ancient Greek writer Archilochus to Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, and Voltaire--bold souls who chose to write their social commentaries in a meter that many of the day believed had mystical properties.” (Shakespeare in The Da Vinci Code." Shakespeare Newsletter). Iambic pentameter also relates to the

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