Leonardo Da Vinci and “The Da Vinci Code”
The name of the new book “The Da Vinci Code” has a direct relationship to the name of the greatest person in the world’s history – Leonardo Da Vinci. The secret code in the book is hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Only this code allows finding the Christian relics that gave inconceivable authority and power. The book reveals the mysterious investigation organized to find the key to the greatest secret that the humanity has always strived to reveal.
In the novel “The Da Vinci Code” written by the American author Dan Brown, the author has collected the whole saved up experience of investigations concerning the mystery of the Catholic Church.
The main point of the novel is that the Catholic Church has been keeping a secret concerning the true evens of Jesus’ existence. The legend of the Holy Grail has been rearranged in the way that the author thought it would be more suitable for the novel, but nevertheless, the religious aspects of the book truly and entirely shock the reader. Vatican appears to be hiding an important secret from the people in order to maintain power, but it actually seems to be the author’s very subjective opinion over religion that might affect many other people. The fact that the name of Leonardo Da Vinci is connected to the whole story makes it more appealing to the reading audience. Jacques Sauni籥 the victim the novel basically starts with is killed and found in a pose like the Vitruvian Man, the famous Da Vinci’s work.
The connection to such a powerful figure as Leonardo makes the book look more realistic as Leonardo Da Vinci’s works such as Mona Lisa and The Last Supper are interpreted as a solution to the mystery that has been hidden for many years. The puzzles and the anagrams in the book make it as mysterious as is only could be.
One of the brightest moments in the book is the interpretation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper. As the book reveals that the person who is sitting right to Jesus is not as it is believed apostle John, but Marian Magdalene, that was actually Jesus’ wife and was pregnant with his child when he was crucified. In other words Mary Magdalene is the true Holy Grail as she is the “carrier” of the blood of Jesus (his child’s blood).
In fact, Dan Brown has touched two factors that will always be in the mind of people: religion and true art. It seems like the author simply speculated with these two notions in order to get the attention of the crowd and influence those people who do not have strong religious or art beliefs.
The secret of the book “The Da Vinci Code” is revealed through the works of the legendary Leonardo Da Vinci and it “opens” the secret of Jesus being married to Mary Magdalene, which becomes a shock to the reader.
Generally, the book is not to be considered as a religious source but only as an entertainment.