13 júní 2006

Davinsí kód - góður punktur

If Dan Brown doesn’t tell us much about Robert Langdon, he tells us even less about Sophie Neveu. At least Langdon’s ramblings and manuscripts are evidence of his own passion and intellectual life; Sophie’s interest in cryptology is attributed directly to the design of the grandfather who raised her. If Sophie had a love at one point, he doesn’t get a name – we know just that she is lonely. She’s useful to the search for the Grail only because of her hazy childhood memories. Sophie is a human code, and she needs Langdon to help her read herself. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a lonely repressed lady cryptologist, but Brown isolates her in a world where female power has been lost, and encourages only the men to reclaim it.

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