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Companionship in The Da Vinci Code.

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Companionship in The Da Vinci Code Companionships/Relationships play a major role in The Da Vinci Code. These companionships for the most part are between people, but they can also be between a person and a religion, an item and a religious group, and group of people and an item. The first real companionship that shows up in the book is between Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist and Sophie Neveu, a French cryptologist. They meet because they are working together to find out who killed Jacques Sauniere, Sophie's grandfather and important religious figure. That brings up the next relationship, which is between Sophie Neveu and her grandfather Jacques Sauniere. Sauniere took care of Sophie during her childhood. They were great friends until Sophie came home early from college and saw her Grandfather participating in a religious ceremony she did not approve of. Another major relationship in the book is between Langdon and Teabing. ...read more.


At first, Langdon is not sure if he likes Neveu, but he soon realizes that he is going to need her cryptology skills to figure out the message Jacques Sauniere is trying to give them. They work together throughout the whole novel, trying to find the Holy Grail and keeping from the Opus Dei (the word of God). They work together, and by the end of the book they are very good friends. At the beginning of Sophie Neveu's life, she had a very good relationship with her Grandfather Jacques Sauniere. He was her caretaker, because her family "died" (that is what she was told) in a car accident. They were very good friends until one day Sophie came home from college early, and walked in on her Grandfather participating in a religious sex ceremony that she obviously did not approve of. Although he sent her many letters, she did not talk to him for years. ...read more.


In the end, Simon is eventually killed while doing work for the Opus Dei. The last relationship is involving the Holy Grail (and the knowledge of its location) and the Priory of Sion. There are four top members in the Priory of Sion, and nobody including the other members of the Priory of Sion knows who they are. Sophie Neveu's Grandfather Jacques Sauniere is one of these top four members, known as the senechaux. The senechaux are the only people who know the location of the Holy Grail, and they are instructed to not tell anyone except for someone who is replacing one of the previous senechaux. The reason there is four of them is in case one dies. If they are threatened to be killed in exchange for the information about the Grail's whereabouts, they all have a story set up to tell the person. Unfortunately, Silas murders all four of the senechaux, so nobody knows the location of the Holy Grail. This is the reason Jacques Sauniere leaves clues that lead to the Grail for Neveu and Langdon. ...read more.

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