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6. “You’re wrong. You want it much more. You’ve proven you’re willing to kill for it.” - Langdon, p. 359
This quote exemplifies the theme of fanaticism that pervades the novel. While Langdon has dedicated his life to history and uncovering symbols, he has not reached a fanatic level. Unlike Silas, who has lost the ability to make rational decisions, Langdon does not value the Grail above human life.
7. “A virtuous gesture, My Lord. I will see that your wishes are carried out.” - Fache, p. 430
This statement is Fache’s response to Aringarosa, who has requested the money be distributed among the families of the deceased. The way Fache addresses Aringarosa illustrates how he views the world in black and white. While Fache is rude and condescending to his colleagues, he treats Aringarosa, a criminal, with respect because he is bishop. Fache has a blind faith in the Church.
8. “It’s the mystery and wonderment that serve our souls, not the Grail itself” - Marie, p.444
In this statement Marie is referring to the mystery and wonderment of the Grail that serve people’s souls. However, this message is also applied to religion throughout the novel. In this conversation Marie explains that the Priory never intended to release the Sangreal documents. Marie discusses how men are driven by the mystery of the Grail. Similarly, Langdon expresses earlier to Sophie that he does not believe the Grail documents should be released to set religious records straight because many people are driven by faith in their religion. The real facts do not matter.
9. “I would love nothing more than to meet you in Florence, Robert.” - Sophie, p. 449
In this statement, Sophie agrees to meet Langdon the next month in Italy. This moment illustrates the final resolution of the novel, in which Sophie and Langdon kiss and seem to have a future together.
10. “What a better place for Saunière to keep watch?” - Langdon, p. 454
Langdon thinks this as he visits the inverted pyramid at the Louvre. He has finally found the Grail. This moment occurs in the Epilogue, following the plot’s resolution. Langdon has resolved his conflict and this discovery is a reward for a virtuous knight.
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