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Use of Evilness in The Name of the Rose Knowledge is often looked at as being a good thing or something to hold dear In The Name of the Rose this proves to be a completely different case This is because the monastery sets the standard of living for some monks to be in higher forms than others The lower forms are simply translators and as stated by the church should not be knowledgeable over things that the higher forms are I intend to argue that in The Name of the Rose the library shows a way of being both a literal and figurative trap for whomever enters because the people entering believed it was evil This is because it is a place of knowledge and as said before knowledge is a very dangerous aspect in the setting given in this novelmovie One way that the library is shown as a frightful place is in the way it is shown to be very secretive The librarian and his assistant often do not enter when anyone is looking and are very discrete about the entering of the library The rule is given that only the librarians should enter and the secretive tone shown by their actions gives it its own frightful essence Again the knowledge is shown as being scary because the librarians are the only ones with knowledge of the interior of the library This rule was so until William of Baskerville and his companion were able to find a way in The way they entered by finding the scariest of all of the gargoyles heads showed another way of it being a frightful place This was somewhat of a sign of what was to come if indeed someone did come inside Some could argue that it was a warning by the ones who believed it to be evil to the ones entering thus setting the opinion of the people that it would be
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