The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown Essay

1152 Words Feb 26th, 2016 5 Pages
There are thousands of books that are available in the world that fit into a multitude of different genres. Many seem to overlap into multiple different genres, but the reader may interpret the book in a different category than the author had intended. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is a book that fits into this case. The book is a fictional piece of literature, but it does contain some information that is factual. Many things are presented as fact to the reader, but there is no source to support many of the claims. This can cause the reader to become confused if they are unable to differ between the factual and fictional text. Although Dan Brown 's The Da Vinci Code is a fictional piece written for enjoyment, it is necessary for the reader to separate fact from fiction to get a more in depth understanding of the novel. Symbols are very important and prominent throughout the entire novel. The main character, Robert Langdon, is very well rounded on symbols and uses his knowledge on them throughout the plot. His extensive involvement in symbols also leads to him getting dragged into the main conflict in the first place. On many occasions, the meaning of a symbol is explained in the novel to express the characters’ knowledge and to give some insight to the reader. These explanations can prove helpful to the reader throughout the story, but it is not apparent how much of the information that is presented is true. The book makes these out to be fact, yet there is…

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