Essays Tagged: "Da Vinci Code"

Summary and Opinion on the Hit Novel The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown takes the reader on an amazing treasure hunt throughout the mysterious an ... ure hunt throughout the mysterious and private life of one of the most respected painters, Leonardo Da Vinci. The novel begins with Robert Langdon, a Harvard University professor of Religious Symbolog ... Its members have included Sir Issac Newton, Botticelli, Victory Hugo and most importantly Leonardo Da Vinci. All if these people served at Grand Master of the Priory and the latest grand master, Jacq ...

(6 pages) 172 5 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Da Vinci Code and religion

I read this book "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown during summer I didn't want to read this book at first, because I had av ... eals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments befor ... o, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbolist, can untangle. The ...

(4 pages) 66 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Facts" in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code; by: Katy

Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, a fictional novel, was written in a factual manner. Brown took a cont ... . The more you read, the more captivating it becomes.If anything had been set up differently in The Da Vinci Code, the impact would not have been as great. The partial truth in this novel was what mad ... out it, it would have been a book left on the shelf. The reason it was a top seller was not because Dan Brown knew the whole truth about the secret in Mona Lisa's smile. It was because he knew how to ...

(4 pages) 83 2 4.8 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Intellectual Vacuum leads to Neurosis of What it Takes to be a Classic

y. It seems we live in an age where serious authors are shunned and their books burned. Obviously today's ignorant and stupid men and woman can't read a book that is just above their IQ level or perha ... et's just say the words "must...destroy" come to their minds. Truly heart-breaking is to see modern-day novels such as Card's Ender's Game and Brown's The Da Vinci Code compared to great works such as ...

(3 pages) 24 0 3.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown.

In the novel "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown, Brown shows that the Catholic Church perpetuates ignorance and that peo ... d the Priory of Sion and was created in 1188 to keep the secret of the Church alive and perhaps one-day release the information to the world. The other society, called Opus Dei, is a Vatican-sanctione ... en it upon itself to protect the Church's secret and keep it from leaking out. Throughout the novel Dan Brown refuses to accept the idea that faith in God is rooted in ignorance of the truth. Brown ac ...

(4 pages) 41 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Review of "Da Vinci Code"

Two weeks ago, I finished reading a book called "Da Vinci Code", by Dan Brown. The novel is set in Europe, in France and England. While on a business ... n solving it, Langdon finds out that it leads to a path of clues concealed in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Langdon teams up with a talented French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns that the la ... f Sion--a real secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci. They get tangled up in a race to uncover an ancient secret, and an ancient relic. Do they ...

(2 pages) 65 1 4.1 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown

This book is Dan Brown's first novel, and deals with moral issues such as the debate between science and religion ... as re-released because of the attention around the second Langdon book (Brown's fourth novel), "The Da Vinci Code", which as of 2005 has sold over 60 million copies. Angels and Demons did considerably ... n Brown's other two books, Deception Point and Digital Fortress, because of its connection with The Da Vinci Code, and made it into the New York Times Bestseller List (in 2004, all four of Brown's nov ...

(1 pages) 32 1 2.3 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

History and memory: "The Fifieth Gate" by Mark Baker

notions of history and memory are; Ruth Kluger's 'Still Alive: a holocaust girlhood remembered' and Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code'. These texts present each writer's own unique perspective of the con ... shared by other survivors." By examining the memories of the other "survivors" Baker is able to validate his father's memory and show it to be historically significant.Baker deliberately emphasises th ...

(6 pages) 59 1 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Marriage

First of all Ehrman D. Bart, author of Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code does an amazing job arguing about each main point in the Dan Brown’s book, The Da ... in the Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code. Ehrman has listed ten “factual Errors in The Da Vinci Code”; they are all interesting, but what struck me the most was this: “Mary Magd ... s ambiguous and does not appear factual; thus, his book is built on false evidence.Ehrman knew that Dan’s book was fictional. Ehrman states “as for many others, it was real page-turner” ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Symbolism in the Renaissance Art Work of Da Vinci

“Symbolism in the Renaissance Art Work of Da VinciDan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code centers on a few key pieces of artwork by Leonardo ... inci Code centers on a few key pieces of artwork by Leonardo da Vinci. Brown takes a closer look at Da Vinci’s drawings and paintings and uncovers their iconology and honors the feminine. The nov ... a of the Rocks, and The Vitruvian Man. All of the mentioned artworks have symbolic meaning.Leonardo Da Vinci is a renaissance artist. The renaissance art movement is said to have begun in Florence Ita ...

(6 pages) 84 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

L'architecture française.

vre MuséeLe Musée du le Louvre à Paris, France, est le plus grand musée dans le monde.le musée a été construit en un mille, un cent, quatre vingt dixAu ... était un palais pour le roi Philip Augustus, pour protége la Paris contre des Vikings.Dans le quatorzième siècle, Charles V a change le Louvre à un musée d'ar ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Art Essays

Current issues in anthropology

ging of ancient artifacts, destruction of archaeological heritage through the constructions of mega dams. Overall, these cases have a detrimental effect on a region's cultural heritage and moreover el ... nd rather than preserving it for future generations to enjoy.Another issue that arises from present day archaeology is the use of archaeological sites as tourist attractions. There is an inverse relat ...

(5 pages) 50 1 3.8 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

"The Da Vinci Code," "Rebecca," and Film Noir

"The Da Vinci Code," "Rebecca," and Film NoirIf you've ever seen a film in which the hero is a shadowy fi ... becca," and Film NoirIf you've ever seen a film in which the hero is a shadowy figure involved in a dark and twisted plot, and chasing a woman who is obviously up to no good, then chances are you've s ... f the film noir genre. Elements of film noir set this genre apart from other genres of film due its dark and sinister atmosphere. Film noir is a genre which is tough to define, mostly because the genr ...

(7 pages) 17 0 2.3 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

The Truth about Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code

The Truth about Dan Brown's Da Vinci CodeThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was on the New York Times bestselling list f ... the top of the list due to the release of the paperback version in March of 2006. Released by Doubleday in March of 2003, it was an instant hit. The book is a very well written piece of fictional lite ... fictional book is a fictional book regardless of the amount of fact used to enhance a storyline.The Da Vinci Code is the story of the thrilling adventure of Robert Langdon. He becomes involved in the ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American