Angels and Demons – Book of SymbolsThese notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. An ambigram is a text that reads the same if viewed upside-down. This method of calligraphy is employed by the Illuminati when they brand their victims. This is a meaningful symbol as it points to the reversed morality of the book, and emphasizes how the objective truth of the plot is exposed, in spite of the inverted intentions of religious men and terrorists alike. From the positive and negative, the matters of fact in the plot are immune to their portrayal.
Angels and Demons Symbols, Allegory and Motifs
So as I was looking at the other blogs, I decided to see what other literary devices people chose for the book Angels and Demons. Most of them had fantastic blogs with superb writing styles that were all unique to themselves. They all used different literary devices, with of course, some being the same. I was in utter shock when I realized that nobody mentioned the symbology that Dan Brown uses to grasp the reader. I believe that symbology is key to understanding this story. He takes religious symbols and figures them out, to a point which many can not do. There are 5 main pieces of symbology that is included in the novel.
Vehuaiah — Subtle spirit. Endowed with great wisdom, enthusiastic for science and the arts, capable of undertaking and accomplishing the most difficult things. Jeliel — To quell popular uprisings. To obtain victory over those who attack unjustly. Sprightly spirit, agreeable and courteous manners, passionate for sex. Sitael — Against adversities.
The novel introduces the character Robert Langdon , who recurs as the protagonist of Brown's subsequent novels. Ancient history , architecture, and symbology are also heavily referenced throughout the book. A film adaptation was released on May 15, The book contains several ambigrams created by real-life typographer John Langdon. The book also contains ambigrams of the words Earth , Air , Fire , and Water , which has served to bring the art of ambigrams to public attention by virtue of the popularity of the book. CERN director Maximilian Kohler discovers one of the facility's top physicists, Leonardo Vetra, murdered, his chest branded with an ambigram of the word " Illuminati ". Kohler contacts Robert Langdon, an expert on the Illuminati, who determines that the ambigram is authentic.