Solving the Riddle of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code

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Christianity, Conspiracy Theories, History, Holy Grail, Secret Societies

Abstract

The paper focuses on analysing the novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. These are the depiction of religion (Christianity), conspiracy theories, myths and history used in the novel.  There are five novels by Dan Brown of the Robert Langdon series. These are Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno and Origin respectively. The Da Vinci Code is one of the novels of the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. Robert Langdon is the central character in these novels. Robert Langdon, the professor in Harvard university, reveals mystery of a murder in Louvre Museum in Paris. He reveals secret plots conspired by various secret societies like the Priory of Sion, the Opus Dei, and the knights Templars. He also talks about Catholic Church conspiracies to gain domination and conspiracy theories about Jesus Christ and his supposed daughter from Mary Magdalene, the royal bloodline conspiracy theory. He also talks about historical Jesus and says that he was not a divine figure. He was also made of flesh and blood like normal people. This novel contains his own version of the history of religion and culture, the search for the keystone to find the mythical Holy grail and conflict between Christian secret societies.

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2022-08-30

How to Cite

Salman, & Dr. Rani Tiwari. (2022). Solving the Riddle of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. The Creative Launcher, 7(4), 43–50. Retrieved from https://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/996

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