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Title In Dan Browns The Da Vinci Code cryptologist Sophie Neveu and Robert Langdon a professor of symbology embark on a mission to uncover Neveus past and many hidden truths The title of the book has a literal significance Leonardo Da Vincis artwork reveals clues throughout the novel The title of the book refers to Da Vincis works The Mona Lisa The Last Supper and Madonna of the Rocks The symbols presented in Da Vincis artwork are significant but veiled Therefore the art represents a coding which the protagonists must decipher to find the meaning of the Holy Grail and what it possesses Characters The main characters of the story are Robert Langdon Sophie Neveu and Leigh Teabing Robert Langdon is one of the major protagonist roles he is of American heritage and is around his forties Langdon is a symbology professor at the University of Harvard his main strength is academic he is gifted with symbolism and religious history Regardless of Langdons clumsiness he is a very trustworthy companion My husband obviously trusted you Mr Langdon so I do as well pg 442 Sophia Neveu acts as another protagonist she is a cryptologist for the French Judicial Police Throughout the story and she works with Langdon to uncover the secrets of her grandfathers past She is young attractive quick-witted lively and compassionate Slowly she opened her eyes and turned to him Her face was beautiful in the moonlight pg 448 Langdon and Neveu serve the authors purpose of representing the balance between male and female forces thus they both complement each other as the role of the protagonist The main antagonist of the story is Leigh Teabing Teabing is an English knight and a devotee to the study of the Holy Grail Primarily seeming loyal he acts like an ally to Langdon and Neveu on their quest for
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