DaVinci Code

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Tsiolkas Maria Tsiolkas Mr. Cochran English 101 12 November 2007 The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is an amazing book exploring the possibility that Jesus had a love affair with Mary Magdalene. It takes the reader through twists and turns to find out the truth about the Priory of Sion and the secrets they are keeping. The Holy Grail is what the secret society is hiding, but the Holy Grail is Mary Magdalene and her and Jesus’ bloodline. The whole story is based off a different interpretation of the famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, the Last Super. Many different interpretations can be made from one work of art. Take the book itself. People can interpret the book differently, and that’s what is so special about our mind. People come up with different ways of seeing things based off who they are. Two authors, Sandra Miesel and Tim Callahan have their own views of The Da Vinci Code. Callahan discusses how the accusations that Dan Brown says have no proof and cannot be proven (Callahan 1), while Miesel gives contradicting evidence to refute the possibility of anything Brown says as being factual (Miesel 1). Dan Brown graduated from Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy where he was an English Professor. He then went to writing and had a knack for codes. He went into writing The Da Vinci Code with a background and an interest in coding which helped him write such a compelling novel that makes people wonder if it is true. The Da Vinci Code shows how Harvard Professor Robert Langdon and Cryptologist Sophie 1
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Tsiolkas Neveu help to solve the mystery of her grandfather’s death, Jacques Saunière and to save the Priory of Sion’s secret of the Holy Grail. Callahan goes through an interesting way of showing that the information presented by Dan Brown can not be proven; however, he also discusses the possibility that it could in fact be true. He goes through the whole novel section by section, critiquing what Brown says and inserting his own opinions. He starts by analyzing the story itself, “. .the provocative religious theory and mythic theme at its core,” (Callahan 1). All of Callahan’s interpretations of the novel beam off the thought that people think this could be true. Once he has a basic understanding of the book, he goes into the important aspects in the novel; Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail. Callahan discusses how there is no specific evidence that Mary Magdalene and Jesus ever had a sexual relationship; but he does not dispute it completely. He thinks that it is possible, just that there is not substantial evidence supporting it (Callahan 2). The evidence that Brown gives to support the fact that Mary Magdalene had an intimate relationship with Jesus comes from the Gnostic Gospels which are Gospels not used in
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