The Da Vinci Code, written by Dan Brown follows the adventure of two individuals as they try to uncover a secret that has been hidden since the time of Christ. Robert Langdon is a Harvard symbologist. He was on a trip in Paris to give a speech about symbolism. The night he was there, he was supposed to meet a famous curator named Jacques Sauniere at the famous art museum, the Louvre. Langdon never met the curator, because Sauniere had been murdered and he was the prime suspect. Next to his dead body in the museum, Sauniere left a myserious cipher. Sauniere’s granddaughter, Sophie was a cryptologist that got wind of her grandfather’s death. She went to the museum and met Langdon. They soon found out the real meaning of the cipher. Sauniere was killed, because he knew a secret, but he didn’t want it to end with him. In his last minutes of life, Sauniere left clues starting a journey to find the secret. “Suddenly, now, despite all the precautions . . . despite all the fail-safes . . . Jacques Sauniere was the only remaining link, the sole guardian of one of the most powerful secrets ever kept,” (Brown 5). It was now up to Robert and Sophie to figure out Sauniere's clues and figure out the secret that he was trying to get to them.
"The power of the female and her ability to produce life was once very sacred, but it posed a threat to the rise of the predominantly male Church, and so the sacred feminine was demonized and called unclean," (Brown 238). Throughout the story, Langdon explains the strong significance of women. In the religions and secret societies that the reader learns about there is always an emphasis on women. People use to see women as superior because they birthed the new nations. The women were the reason for life. Why do you think the current societies have lost the importance of the female? Why was the male the superior for so long?
The Da Vinci Code became a very controversial book, and upset many people. There was fact and fiction intertwined throughout the entire story. The story depicts one of the major world religions as a lie. The author, Dan Brown goes back to the time of Christ and gives reasons and symbols for all of the things that have happened. He turned around everything that we know about the Church into something completely different. Why were people so upset by a story that described a fictional scenario of our history?