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The view of women in The Da Vinci Code
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines in what way women are portrayed in The Da Vinci Code. The first chapter is comparing women’s role in The Bible with what role The Da Vinci Code gives to women in the Biblical history, and the difference is immense. In The Bible women are mostly spectators to the greet deeds carried out by men, while in The Da Vinci Code it is stated that women actually had a much more prominent role. It is even suggested that it was a woman who was to take over the Church after Jesus’ passing. The second chapter examines in what way the symbols and rituals, which portray and describe women, reveal views of women. When women are described through the use of symbols and rituals this is always done in a positive manner and often as a way to praise womanhood. The third chapter deals with how perspectives of women are portrayed through one of the main characters, Sophie Neveu. She is described as a woman of action who is strong and competent, especially in her line of work at the French police force. Because of her strong will and independence she is seen as a threat by her male colleagues. The view of women in The Da Vinci Code can overall be said to be very positive. The author Dan Brown discusses many of the issues that have influenced our way of looking at the female gender. He gives our Biblical history a large role in this, and he means that the The Bible has sidelined women and their important role. This in turn has led to the fact that women today do not have the same position in society as men.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Litteraturvetenskap, kvinnosyn
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-43557ISRN: LTU-CUPP--07/073--SELocal ID: 16dafc3a-90a2-48f1-8265-f5ec6263c9d9OAI: diva2:1016790
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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