Da Vince Code Summerization

newParadigm

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A plot Summary of the Da Vinci Code for 10th Grade Highschool English, wanna proof it fer me?


The book begins with Jacques Saunière?s murder. He is shot in the Louvre Museum after revealing the secret hiding place of the keystone to the Holy Grail. The information is a fake, designed to protect the location of the grail if one of the Priory of Sion?s (a secret society Jacques belongs to) top members is compromised. However, in this case ALL the members of the Priory were compromised, and they all revealed the false hiding place of the keystone. Jacques realizes this before it?s too late and leaves a trail of clues behind for his daughter to find. He also leaves a not ?P.S. find Robert Langdon?. The French police interpret this as a message having to do with Saunière?s killer, but in reality, it is directed towards Langdon, because of a manuscript he had written about the Holy Grail.
To make a long story short, Langdon and Saunière?s daughter, Sophie, decipher the first part of the code he left for them. However, as Langdon is the prime suspect for the murder they are on the run from the French authorities at this point. The item that Jacques left for his daughter at the Louvre was a key embellished with a Fleur de Lis one of the predominate symbols of the Priory.
Langdon manages to figure out what the key is from a coded message Saunière left. The key is to a vault at a bank (surprisingly enough). Sophie and Langdon go to the bank and after determining the account number for Jacques?s elaborate Safe Deposit Box, they retrieve a box, in which is hidden the Priory Keystone.
The police bar them in, but with the help of the bank manager, who was a friend of Sophie?s father, they get past the police in an armored truck. They go to Leigh Teabing?s house, a renowned British royal historian, and according to Langdon, a devoted grail specialist.
After arriving at Teabing?s ornate castle, Langdon and Sophie tell him about some of the evening?s events, keeping their finding the keystone out of it at first. An attempt is made by the same man (a monk from a catholic sect called Opus Dei) that killed Saunière, to try and steal the keystone, but it fails. Soon after the police arrive, tipped off to Sophie and Langdon?s whereabouts by Interpol.
Teabing, Langdon, Sophie, and the monk (who Teabing is holding hostage) escape to an airfield where they take the royal historian?s private jet to England. They try to find refuge in this new country, and also attempt to locate the priory keystone, but the British authorities are on to them immediately, tipped off by Fache, a French Police Chief.
They locate the church where they believe the next part of the code will be found, but it?s a trap, Remy, Leigh?s butler, who had also been brought along, turns on them, and demands the keystone. With Leigh held hostage, Langdon releases the keystone, and Remy, the monk and Teabing escape.
Soon after we find out that Teabing is actually the ?master? that is behind the whole plan to steal the Holy Grail. Leigh then proceeds to poison and kill Remy, as he had seen too much, and turns Silas, the monk into the authorities. He, with the Cryptex proceeds to Newton?s tomb, the last clue to opening the keystone, which is in fact a cryptex inside a cryptex. He cannot decrypt the final code, but Langdon, who has also deciphered the location of the last clue, can. After Robert and Sophie almost have a direct run-in with Teabing, he leaves them a note on Newton?s grave tell them that he ?has Teabing? (Sophie and Langdon still do not know the Teacher?s true identity, and believe he is holding Leigh hostage), luring them into a room with no way out.
He gives a speech about how he wants the grail information released to the public, and because he thought that Jacques (the Grand Master of the Priory, in charge of the Grail writings), would never release them, took matters into his own hands. Meanwhile Langdon secretly solves the last riddle, the answer of which is the ?combination? to the inner cryptex, and opens and removes the papyrus slip (the ?map? to the Grail). By throwing it up high into the air, he causes Leigh to drops his gun, and dive for the cryptex, it too late however, the cryptex hits the ground and the papyrus is destroyed, or so Leigh thinks.
Langdon, with map to the grail in hand, set off for the final location: the resting place of the Holy Grail. When they arrive however, they are in for one last twist. The grail had been moved. The do however meet Sophie?s grandmother and brother, both presumed dead. Sophie learns the true nature of her family, that she is the offspring of Jesus and Magdalene, and why the grail documents were never to be released. Sophie and Langdon part, promising to meet again in a month, and Langdon sets off for Paris. Langdon, at the Louvre in Paris, realizes that the resting place of the grail was right under his nose the whole time; the grail is in the Louvre.
 

notfred

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Judging by your title and subtitle, I'd say it probably has WAY too many errors to even start counting.
 

n0cmonkey

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Stupid guy stops sleeping with hot chick.
Gets pulled into wacky hijinks by those nutty Catholics based around some well known facts and silly fiction.
Hilarity ensues, but characters do not develop despite the frequent flashbacks to Stupid guy teaching his students at Harvard.
Stupid guy saves the day.
Painfully predictable ending. Stupid guy gets to bang another hot chick.
Dan Brown rolls around in $100 bills :laugh:ing maniacly with a finger up his butt.
 

ElFenix

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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Stupid guy stops sleeping with hot chick.
Gets pulled into wacky hijinks by those nutty Catholics based around some well known facts and silly fiction.
Hilarity ensues, but characters do not develop.
Stupid guy saves the day.
Painfully predictable ending.
Dan Brown rolls around in $100 bills :laugh:ing maniacly with a finger up his butt.

don't forget, while doing the wacky hijinks he is able to take several time outs to lecture harvard students
 

n0cmonkey

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Originally posted by: ElFenix
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Stupid guy stops sleeping with hot chick.
Gets pulled into wacky hijinks by those nutty Catholics based around some well known facts and silly fiction.
Hilarity ensues, but characters do not develop.
Stupid guy saves the day.
Painfully predictable ending.
Dan Brown rolls around in $100 bills :laugh:ing maniacly with a finger up his butt.

don't forget, while doing the wacky hijinks he is able to take several time outs to lecture harvard students

And he bangs another hot chick at the end. Thanks, I'll edit!
 

everman

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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: ElFenix
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Stupid guy stops sleeping with hot chick.
Gets pulled into wacky hijinks by those nutty Catholics based around some well known facts and silly fiction.
Hilarity ensues, but characters do not develop.
Stupid guy saves the day.
Painfully predictable ending.
Dan Brown rolls around in $100 bills :laugh:ing maniacly with a finger up his butt.

don't forget, while doing the wacky hijinks he is able to take several time outs to lecture harvard students

And he bangs another hot chick at the end. Thanks, I'll edit!

Don't forget the penguins!
 

n0cmonkey

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Originally posted by: everman
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: ElFenix
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Stupid guy stops sleeping with hot chick.
Gets pulled into wacky hijinks by those nutty Catholics based around some well known facts and silly fiction.
Hilarity ensues, but characters do not develop.
Stupid guy saves the day.
Painfully predictable ending.
Dan Brown rolls around in $100 bills :laugh:ing maniacly with a finger up his butt.

don't forget, while doing the wacky hijinks he is able to take several time outs to lecture harvard students

And he bangs another hot chick at the end. Thanks, I'll edit!

Don't forget the penguins!

Penguins? :confused:
 

everman

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Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: everman
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: ElFenix
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Stupid guy stops sleeping with hot chick.
Gets pulled into wacky hijinks by those nutty Catholics based around some well known facts and silly fiction.
Hilarity ensues, but characters do not develop.
Stupid guy saves the day.
Painfully predictable ending.
Dan Brown rolls around in $100 bills :laugh:ing maniacly with a finger up his butt.

don't forget, while doing the wacky hijinks he is able to take several time outs to lecture harvard students

And he bangs another hot chick at the end. Thanks, I'll edit!

Don't forget the penguins!

Penguins? :confused:

Indeed
 

n0cmonkey

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Originally posted by: everman
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: everman
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Originally posted by: ElFenix
Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
Stupid guy stops sleeping with hot chick.
Gets pulled into wacky hijinks by those nutty Catholics based around some well known facts and silly fiction.
Hilarity ensues, but characters do not develop.
Stupid guy saves the day.
Painfully predictable ending.
Dan Brown rolls around in $100 bills :laugh:ing maniacly with a finger up his butt.

don't forget, while doing the wacky hijinks he is able to take several time outs to lecture harvard students

And he bangs another hot chick at the end. Thanks, I'll edit!

Don't forget the penguins!

Penguins? :confused:

Indeed

Beware the Penguins.
 

SuperPickle

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Every time I saw the name 'Teabing' in this book, I read 'Teabag.' It's hard to take a story seriously when I'm thinkin' about teabag 300 times in the story. All I wanted was Longdong to whip out his cryptex and get opus dei on that Sophie hooch.
 

Howard

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Originally posted by: SuperPickle
Every time I saw the name 'Teabing' in this book, I read 'Teabag.' It's hard to take a story seriously when I'm thinkin' about teabag 300 times in the story. All I wanted was Longdong to whip out his cryptex and get opus dei on that Sophie hooch.
Hmm... Longdong and Teabag.

Hmm...


:D
 

jagec

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Originally posted by: newParadime
10th Grade Highschool English

wann aproof it fer me?

Whenever those two fragments are joined in one sentence, the answer is usually "PLEASE NO!!";)
 

yllus

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Well, I suppose if it is a suitable book for a 10th grade English class. Exhibit A of pure hackery.
 

GasX

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Was your assignment to read that book or to read any book? If that is an example of assigned reading, God help us all...
 

dullard

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I never read the book, but I'm bored and want to complain about something. Might as well be this.

The book begins with Jacques Saunière?s murder.
What book? Can this be made more interesting/exciting? I don't want to be bored and I'm already there.

He is shot in the Louvre Museum after revealing the secret hiding place of the keystone to the Holy Grail.
Sentence ok, but too long to maintain interest. Maybe divide this into two sentences or maybe add the Lourve Museum part to your opening sentence.

The information is a fake, designed to protect the location of the grail if one of the Priory of Sion?s (a secret society Jacques belongs to) top members is compromised.
Run on. What information is fake: (a) the information that there was a shooting, (b) the information that he revealed something, (c) the information of a hiding place, etc? Do you even have a subject to this sentence? Who or what designed it? Couldn't you move the part in the parenthesis to earlier in the paragraph? This would be a more interesting first sentence "Jacques Saunière, a member of the Priory of Sion?s secret society, was brutally murdered." What do you mean the society was compromised?

However, in this case ALL the members of the Priory were compromised, and they all revealed the false hiding place of the keystone.
Doesn't 'However' imply 'in this case'? Seems redundant to me. It is as if you said the same thing multiple times. If I heard you the first time, why would you say the same thing again? Just say it once and be done with it. Redundancy is boring. I think 'however' implies 'in this case'. Redundancy is bad, mmmmkay. Don't repeat yourself. Just say it once.

Yes the paragraph above was redundant on purpose.

'ALL' shouldn't be capitalized. The sentence above is also a run-on sentence.

Jacques realizes this before it?s too late and leaves a trail of clues behind for his daughter to find.
What does he realize? I have no clue. Don't use the word 'this'. Instead, put something identifiable there. This is yet another run on sentence. Some long sentences are nice, but break them up with short ones.

He also leaves a not ?P.S. find Robert Langdon?.
Spelling and grammer mistakes. These mistakes are everywhere. I just thought I'd point out a few. Feel free to criticize all of my spelling and grammer mistakes as well.

The French police interpret this as a message having to do with Saunière?s killer, but in reality, it is directed towards Langdon, because of a manuscript he had written about the Holy Grail.
Run on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on sentence.