The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown Essay

1321 Words Mar 1st, 2016 6 Pages
From the moment Dan Brown published The Da Vinci Code in 2003 it was a huge success. In the year it was published, it topped the charts and was only outsold by J. K. Rowling 's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Brown’s upbringing played an important role in the inspiration of the book. “The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Dan Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion.” (Greenburger, "Dan Brown") It was from this that Brown drew inspiration when writing his highly controversial novel. Between the interesting take on popular religion and well known historical figures, Brown created a magnet for literary critics, and with a variety of stances the reader can take, the novel creates an endless source of dispute. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is a highly criticized novel due to the clashing opinions on the questionable historical claims and the conflict between the superior man and the sacred feminine.
Throughout the novel Brown employs the use of many twisted pieces of information which caused much controversy and conflict. In many instances Brown uses exaggerated statistics in order to get an emotional response from the reader. “An example of [this] is his assertion that the church burned 5 million women at the stake during the witch-hunts of the later Middle Ages.”(Burrows,"Gospel Fantasy") This is obviously an over exaggeration because a mass murder such…

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