Angels And Demons – Martin – Blog 3 | College English with Mrs. ThompsonSo 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.
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These 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. The ambigram also reflects the ambiguity raised in terms of defining the titular Angels and Demons. It is never clear that in the war between science and religion, which is good and which is bad.
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 ".
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. Protects against weapons and wild beasts.
The Illuminati, meaning the enlightened ones, is a secret brotherhood that began in the s. The camerlengo uses the Illuminati as a cover for his actions. CERN is a company in Switzerland that produces the first particles of antimatter. Maximillian Kohler is the head of the company, and both Vittoria and her father work for him. The antimatter is stolen from a lab on the grounds. Leonardo Vetra shared his lab with his daughter Vittoria.