Posted on September 17, 2019
The main character in “The Da Vinci Code” is Professor Robert Langdon. So far, Langdon has become one of my favorite book characters in a long time. I enjoy how he can be very relatable. Some of my favorite TV shows I like just because they are relatable, but I have not related to a character in a book like this for awhile. I think it’s funny that he is relatable because he is nothing like me. He is a middle aged, Harvard graduate, intellectual, but the author still finds a way to make him relatable to the common reader. The author does this by writing about his inner thoughts. This is most prevalent when he is thinking about what to say and what not to say while talking to Bezu Fache. He withholds some information just because he does not want to make the conversation awkward, especially when the topic of religion comes up. Professor Langdon reminds me of a modern version of Sherlock Holmes. He is a very smart man, not extremely social, and even though he is the good guy of the book he finds himself getting in trouble with the law. One of the other main characters is Captain Bezu Fache. Captain Fache appears to be a man that takes his job very seriously. He seems like the type of person that when he enters the room it gets completely silent. Professor Langdon gets the same impression of Captain Fache as he notes in the book that he does not get a welcoming vibe from the Captain. In my opinion when I read the story Captain Fache appears to have a grey personality. He shows up to work does his job and goes home, that is it. He does not beat around the bush and he is a guy you would not want to spend time hanging out with. In the book Captain Fache has an important role. While Langon is observing Sauniere’s body, Fache becomes a helpful person to bounce ideas off of for Langdon. But towards the end of Chapter 8 it appears that Captain Fache has a suspicion that Professor Langdon is the murderer.
Posted on September 10, 2019
I am currently reading “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown. “The Da Vinci Code” is the second of a three book series which includes “Angels & Demons”,“The Da Vinci Code”, and “Inferno”. I decided to read this book because I watched the movie versions of each book and I wanted to compare them. Also, I have a favorite and least favorite movie and I wanted to see if it would be the same for the books. The book is about Professor Robert Langdon who is an American but is currently overseas. The story follows him on his pursuit of uncovering one of the most influential secrets in history. It all starts when a curator at the Louvre is murdered. His unusual death makes the police go to Professor Langdon for his expertise on symbology. Professor Langdon is given clues to help solve the secret in the form of art pieces made by the most famous artists in history. The secret that Professor Langdon is trying to uncover has been kept under wraps by a Secret Society in the Catholic Church named Opus Dei for thousands of years. While Opus Dei is trying to keep the secret quiet there is another secret society called the Priory of Sion who is trying to keep the secret alive. The Priory was made up of some of the most important thinkers in history and their goal was to make sure the secret was passed on from generation to generation. Working against Professor Langdon is a monk named Silas who works for Opus Dei. He is an albino and is the man who murdered the curator at the Louvre. Professor Langdon appears to be a nice man who is more focused on his craft more than his social life. He does not like all the fame and attention he receives from his previous journeys. Also, he is an intellectual who graduated from Harvard and he is a man of high class. The story begins in modern day Paris, France.