The Da Vici Code: a Novel Analysis

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Full title: The Da Vinci Code Author: Dan Brown Genre: Thriller Language: English Time and place written: Early twenty-first century; the United States Date of first publication: 2004 Publisher: Corgi Books Narrator: Third-person, anonymous, omniscient narrator Protagonists: Robert Langdon; Sophie Neveu Setting: The present day Places: Paris, France; Versailles, France; London, England; outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland Themes: The false conflict between faith and knowledge; the subjectivity of history; the intelligence of women Major conflict: The protagonists attempt to interpret the message left behind by Jacques Saunière and find the hidden secret of the Priory of Sion. . Point of view: The narrator speaks from the point of view of several characters, describing what they see and hear. The narrator also provides background information and pieces of knowledge unknown to other characters. The Manifestation of Symbolism in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code I. Introduction The Da Vinci Code is somewhat complex to make it a subject for a novel analysis because it focuses not only on a single literary lens, but multiple literary lenses; such as Feminism, Religious Literary Criticism, and Symbolism. However, there is one dominant literary lens that can be used in analyzing this novel- which is Symbolism. According to the Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Symbolism is the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character. A symbol is an object, action, or idea that represents something other than itself, often of a more abstract nature. Symbolism creates quality aspects that make literature like poetry and novels more meaningful. Therefore, a literary symbol is something that means more than what it is; an object, person, situation, or action that in addition to its literal meaning

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