Additionally, Langdon and Sophie hope that uncovering this evidence will lead them to Saunière’s true killer.
By following Saunière’s clues, they discover what is known as the keystone, which is supposed to contain instructions for finding the Holy Grail—in this case, Mary Magdalene’s tomb.
While the plot moves along rapidly, the narrative and dialogue slow down briefly at times to explore weighty issues and consider controversial questions. Did early Christian leaders attempt to suppress her significance?
Did Constantine the Great and the Council of Nicaea establish the divinity of Jesus Christ in 325 ?
Religious leaders, Christian scholars, historians, and media figures reacted strongly to Brown's novel.
In 2004, it was banned from Lebanon when Catholic leaders protested against its content.They believe that she was married to Jesus Christ, and that together they had children.Saunière’s clues, Langdon and Sophie hope, will lead them the proof of Christ’s marriage to Mary Magdalene, which has supposedly been under wraps, hidden by the Vatican in order to protect the Catholic Church’s power, patriarchy, and assertion that Jesus was divine.Though fictional characters raise these questions, Brown, in interviews about his novel, generated much debate by defending the possibility that Christian history has been carefully and artificially constructed.When asked in an interview what he would change if he were writing the book as nonfiction rather than fiction, for example, Brown replied he would change nothing.In , there are three main characters in Opus Dei: a bishop, a man known only as “the Teacher,” and an albino monk known as Silas.Silas is willing to do whatever it takes to recover the keystone, even killing innocent passersby.That man is Robert Langdon, a professor who teaches symbology at Harvard University.The two met only briefly, but Langdon’s book convinced Saunière that Langdon could solve the puzzle.However, Sophie and Langdon are not the only characters to visit Teabing.Silas finds his way there, too, and breaks in, but is no match for the whole group.