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They learn the young man was raised by his grandmother who is also the head of the Rosslyn Trust. They live on the premises and his family was killed when he was a baby. Sophie walks toward the house behind the chapel. A woman is crying on the porch, holding a picture of Jacques Saunière. The woman recognizes Sophie immediately. She is her grandmother and the man in her brother.
That evening Sophie learns the true story about her family. Both of her parents had been from Merovingian families and thus, descendents of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ. They had changed their names for protection. When Sophie’s parents were killed in a car accident, on an evening when the entire family was supposed to be in the car, the Priory feared they had been discovered. Langdon asks Sophie’s grandmother, Marie, if the Priory was planning to reveal the documents. Marie tells him the Priory has always maintained that the Grail should never be revealed. Marie also tells Langdon that while she does not know where the Grail is, she does know that it is not at Rosslyn. When Sophie and Langdon are alone they kiss and make plans to meet Italy the next month.
These chapters provide the novel’s climax and resolution. The climax of a plot is the major turning point that allows the protagonist to resolve the conflict. In this section the climax occurs when Langdon refuses to help Teabing and solves the riddle. Moreover, Fache captures Teabing and Sophie and Langdon are free to find the Grail. The solution to the riddle should not be surprising since Saunière has proved to be a master of double entendres. The orb is an apple.
The outcome, resolution, or denouement occurs in the final chapters when Sophie learns the truth about her family and Langdon and Marie discuss why the Grail should never be revealed. The search has ended with satisfying results.
Langdon awakes. He is once again in the Ritz in Paris and has been sleeping for almost two days. After considering all of the information he has recently received, a new idea has occurred to him. He races toward the Louvre, following Paris’s ancient Rose Line. He thinks Saunière possibly wanted to talk with him because he had unwittingly guessed the Grail’s location in his manuscript. Langdon goes inside the museum and downstairs to view La Pyramide Inversée. Langdon realizes this place satisfies all of the components of the riddle and gave Saunière the perfect opportunity to watch over it.
An epilogue is a portion of the story that comes after the plot has been resolved. Langdon already resolved his conflict when he solved the final clue and was satisfied to learn from Marie that the brotherhood never intended to release the Grail. In this final section, Langdon uncovers the true resting place of the Grail. Langdon has resolved his conflict and this discovery is a reward for a virtuous knight.
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