The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code: Epilogue

Summary: Back in Paris, Langdon returns to the Louvre, with its infamous glass pyramid entrance. Line by line, Langdon reflects on Saunière’s final message: “The Holy Grail ‘neath ancient Roslin waits”—a reference to the earth’s original prime meridian, which ran though Paris. “The blade and chalice guarding o’er Her gates”—the miniature pyramid inside the larger …

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The Da Vinci Code: Chapter 104

Chapter 104 Summary: At Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, the so-called “Cathedral of Codes,” Langdon and Sophie seek the ultimate answer, the final goal of their quest: the location of the Sangreal documents and Mary Magdalene’s remains. Saunière’s final message, inside the second cryptex, promised: “The Holy Grail ‘neath ancient Roslin waits.” As they enter the …

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The Da Vinci Code: Chapter 103

Summary: Bezu Fache visits Bishop Aringarosa in St. Mary’s Hospital. Aringarosa offers the Vatican’s money to Fache to distribute to the families of Silas’ murder victims. Fache returns the bishops’ ring that Aringarosa gave to his pilot as a bribe to change course. Analysis: This chapter serves the important function of helping readers re-evaluate Bezu …

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The Da Vinci Code: Chapter 102

Summary: In Kensington Gardens, the still-bleeding Silas breathes a final prayer for Aringarosa, then dies. Analysis: This brief chapter uses rain as a nearly baptismal image—“Raising his bloody hands to pray, he watched the raindrops caress his fingers, turning them white again” (p. 459)—to suggest that Silas is being cleansed of his sins, “forgiven,” to …

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