2. The book is 99% non-fiction. All of the architecture, the art, the secret rituals, the history, all of that is true. But the Gnostic gospels. All of that is fiction. there's a Harvard symbologist named Robert Langdon, and some of his action are fiction. But the background is all true.
3. It took me about 2 months, because it is a very thick book.
Langdon, the novel’s protagonist, anchors the story. He is likable, capable, and goodhearted. Langdon is trustworthy, as is Sophie, his female counterpart and love interest. This trustworthiness makes him stand out in a narrative in which the author casts doubt on the motivations of every major character except Langdon and Sophie. In the novel’s many moments of uncertainty, Langdon’s presence is consistently reassuring. Although he is seen as a sex symbol in the academic world, Langdon is clumsy and inept with guns and weapons and lacks resolve when it comes to planning and executing action. He would rather think about codes and symbols than figure out how to escape the Louvre under the eyes of policemen. For this reason, he is balanced well by Sophie, who transforms his intellectual abilities into survival skills that are applicable to real life. Langdon, is the main character in this novel. He is likable, capable, and goodhearted. He is a good man who you can trust, as is Sophie, his female partner and love interest.
From Langdon and Teabing, Sophie learns that pagan religions and the Priory valued balance between male and female. Sophie and Langdon form the male and female halves of a single protagonist, and their goals never diverge. In this way, they echo Teabing’s and Langdon’s ideas about the partnership of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. In their view, the male and the female worked together toward a goal, without the female being subordinate to the male in any way.
Both Sophie and Langdon, like the Mona Lisa, exhibit male and female traits: for example, Langdon’s headiness is balanced by Sophie’s real world know-how. Sophie is quick-witted, agile, devious when she needs to be, and physically assertive, as when she helps to disable Silas in the chateau. But at the same time, she is caring and compassionate. She feels the loss of her family deeply and mourns the death of her grandfather. Both brilliant and sexually attractive, Sophie combines a masculine toughness with typically feminine qualities.
Teabing is became a good friend of Langdon and Neveu. He has a gorgeous house, as big as the white house. I would almost say. In that house he has a enormous, book-lined study. This is of interest for their investigation. Teabing is a wheathy man with regards. He was able to manage a flight to escape Langdon and Neveu from the police.
Soon enough, though, Brown reveals that Teabing is a murderer. After his true identity is known, Teabing turns into a living example of the way wealth can corrupt. Teabing, who has always lived a privileged life, convinces himself that his money entitles him to the knowledge of the Grail’s location. His ballroom-turned-study, which at first seems charmingly cluttered, begins to look like the crazy lair of a serial killer. His jokes turn from entertaining to manipulative. And his habit of throwing money around, bribing people in order to ensure the group’s safe passage out of France, seems self-serving.
Teabing is willing to go to any lengths to get what he wants, no matter who he hurts along the way. In some sense, his desire to expose the truth about the Grail can be seen as noble. But by the end of the novel, it is clear that he is really out to satisfy his own perverse obsession, not to find truth.
6. In the beginning it was very difficult to understand the story, because their is so much information you have to understand. And english is not my mother tongue, maybe this wasn’t the best choice. But when I didn’t understood a part, I red it again. And than I could continue the story. To be honest, sometimes if it really was too hard. I searched the summary per chapter up. This was neccisary, because when you don’t understand one part of the book, the rest will just be as blurry as the little part. I would recommand it to a friend though. But only if his/her english is better than mine . Maybe with the movie together. I saw the movie a couple years ago, I can remember it vagely. I was glad I rememberd some stuff, because otherwise it was of course to harsh to read. My favorite part of the book is were they fight fort he cryptex. It was such a intens part in this book. I forgotten the page number but is was near the end.
Years is About to Unravel
by Dan Brown