The Davinci Code Essay

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‘The DaVinci Code’-Explore the themes of Conspiracy, Drama and Mystery

Conspiracy, Drama and Mystery are three of the main themes in the novel ‘The DaVinci Code’ written by Dan Brown, who shows these themes by using techniques to show the reader detail. Conspiracy is the main theme throughout the whole novel. It is the main theme as most of the parts of the novel revolve around that theme. Drama is the second most used theme throughout the novel, as there is a lot of dramatic parts throughout the novel. Mystery is also used in the novel as the thing the main characters search for provides a sense of mystery in novel towards the reader.

Conspiracy is the most used theme throughout ‘The DaVinci Code’. Some of the parts that involve conspiracy in the novel. One is when Jacque Saunière left some clues to solve who killed him, but as it keeps going through the novel, the reader finds out that it so much more than what is expected. When Jacques Saunière was ...view middle of the document...

When hearing that “Sophie’s parents and ancestors, for protection, had changed their family names of Plantard and Saint-Clair. Their children represented the most direct surviving royal bloodline.”

The second most known theme is Drama. This is known, as pretty much the entire novel is dramatic. As they describe The Eifel Tower “She is the symbol of France. I think she is perfect, Leaders like Napoleon and Pepin the short-could not have chosen a more apt national emblem than a thousand-foot phallus.” This is a dramatic way to describe a place, and the Author uses Personification to describe The Eifel Tower. “I think she is perfect” is a weird way to describe a building but it makes the reader intrigued, as it brings a building human qualities is a very interesting way to describe it. Another dramatic part in the novel is when you find out what Robert Langdon is afraid of. “Nothing’s wrong at all, he lied to himself, trudging back toward the elevator. As a boy, Langdon had fallen down an abandoned well shaft and almost died treading water in the narrow space for hours before being rescued.” Telling the reader about this in the book gives them a sense of pity for Robert Langdon and want to see what happens to him.

The last theme in the book is mystery. There is a lot of mystery in the book and one part of that is the mystery that Mary Magdalene’s grave in under the Louvre. When Robert finally figures it out and go to find where she is, he figures out “The quest to kneel before the bones of Mary Magdalene. A journey to pray at the feet of the outcast one, for a moment, he thought he heard a woman’s voice . . . the wisdom of the ages . . . whispering up from the chasms of the earth.” Finally Robert Langdon figures it out and it gives the reader a sense of happiness that he has finally done it. The last part of that quote is a very big sentence. “For a moment, he thought he heard a woman’s voice . . . the wisdom of the ages . . . whispering up from the chasms of the earth.” This sentence really ties everything together and gives the reader the sense that everything is finished.

In conclusion Dan Brown show his three themes by using techniques to bring his point across. Using such techniques as personification, imagery and just making things connect with eachother.

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