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The Da Vinci Code

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Introduction

The Da Vinci Code

        Dan Brown wrote this book with tons of historical facts and mysteries that the protagonist and the reader solve at the same time.  This was one of the most interesting books I have ever read because it reveals lots of European that when combined with religion makes many mysteries.  The one that this book is focused on is the Holy Grail.  When I first started reading this book, I thought the Holy Grail was a golden cup or the thing that was the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones.  But by the end of this book, Brown convinced me that the Holy Grail was not a grail after all.

        This book has two main forces that are fighting with each other for the Grail.

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The Last Supper.  “Sophie examined the figure to Jesus’ immediate right, focusing in.  As she studied the person’s face and body, a wave of astonishment rose within her.  The individual had flowing red hair, delicate folded hands, and the hint of a bosom.  It was, without a doubt . . . female” (243).  I had never heard of this before so I was curious and looked up the painting on the internet, and the person did look just like a woman.  In the book it says that Christ had kids with this person on right, who was known as Mary Magdalene.
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chalice.’” (238).          One of the main arguments of this book were that man and women were equals.  Just like those two symbols above, these two triangles also mean the same things.               When put together, they represent the Jewish star,  a harmony between man and woman.  Another interesting thing was that Amon was the God of masculine fertility.  “And the female goddess, Isis, whose ancient pictogram was once called L’ISA” (121).  AMON L’ISA = MONA LISA

“Langdon nodded. ‘Gentlemen, not only does the face of Mona Lisa look androgynous, but her name is an anagram of the divine union of male and female.  And that, my friends, is Da Vinci’s little secret, and the reason for Mona Lisa’s knowing smile.’” (121).  This was a great an awesome book because it had many historical references that fit together with what he was trying to convince the reader of.

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