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The Da Vinci Code Independent Novel Presentation

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The Da Vinci Code
Independent
Novel Presentation Symbols Theme By: Ryan Hogan Kedzierski Motif Setting What is setting?
In literature, the word ‘setting’ is used to identify and establish the
time, place, and mood of the events of the story. It basically helps
in establishing where and when and under what circumstances the
story is taking place. What are symbols?
A symbol is a literary device that contains several layers of meaning, Often
concealed at first sight and is representative of several other aspects,
concepts, and traits than those that are visible in the literal translation
alone. Symbol is using an object or action that means something more
than its literal meaning. What is theme?
The theme of any literary work is the base topic or focus that acts as a foundation for the entire literary piece. The theme links all aspects of the literary work with one another and is basically the main subject. What is a motif?
This literary device is any element, subject, idea, or concept that is constantly present through the entire body of literature. Using a motif refers to the repetition of a specific theme dominating the literary work. Setting of the Da Vinci Code?
The setting is present day and there are several different locations where this book takes place such as: Paris, France; Versailles, France; London, England; and also the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland Symbols evident in The Da Vinci Code?
Red Hair- Sophie Neveu’s red hair, mentioned at the beginning of the text, foreshadows her divine blood. Later, at Teabing’s chateau, Teabing shows Sophie that Mary Magdalene is depicted with red hair.
Blood- Blood stands for truth and enlightenment in The Da Vinci Code. Saunière draws a pentacle—for him, a symbol of the Church’s intention to cover up the true history of the world—on his stomach in his own blood. Silas himself had thought of blood as truth in a different way—for Silas, blood means cleansing of impurities. Themes seen in The Da Vinci Code?
TThe Intelligence of Women- Characters in The Da Vinci Code ignore the power of women at their peril. Throughout the novel, Sophie is underestimated. She is able to sneak into the Louvre and give Langdon a secret message, saving him from arrest, because Fache does not believe her to be capable of doing her job. Fache specifically calls Sophie a “female cryptologist” when he is expressing his doubts about Sophie and Langdon’s ability to evade Interpol. When interpreting one of the clues hidden in the rose box, Langdon and Teabing leave Sophie out, completely patronizing her. When she is finally allowed to see the clue, she immediately understands how to interpret it. Sophie saves Langdon from arrest countless times. Motifs encountered in The Da Vinci Code?
Ancient and Foreign Languages- Many of the secrets that lie below the surface of the narrative are concealed from would-be interpreters only by language. Saunière leaves anagrams for Sophie to decipher. Langdon and Teabing use the Hebrew alphabet to figure out a clue. Sophie helps Langdon and Teabing use a mirror to read the backward writing that Da Vinci favored. In The Da Vinci Code, language reminds us that secrets exist everywhere and sometimes need just a little interpretation. Works Cited:
Brown, Dan. The Da Vinci Code: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2003. Print.
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/davincicode/
http://thebestnotes.com/booknotes/Da_Vinci_Code/Da_Vinci_Code02.html
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