Hermes, the greek messenger

Trust and Treachery and the Caduceus

Today’s post was written by our friend Kristen Elise, an American writer and expert on symbols. A Robert Langdon in the feminine? 😉 Thanks Kristen!

In Dan Brown’s Inferno, Elizabeth Sinskey’s amulet necklace serves as a plot device to foster trust between Sinskey and Robert Langdon. But in classic Dan Brown fashion, this trust is built in a convoluted way, and his choice of props is highly symbolic.

A very bad italian habit

MS Cigarettes

Literature and art often contain quotations or representations of various brands of cigarettes, or illustrations of people smoking. Although this sometimes happens because people think that artistic needs should prevail, we think that sometimes it is not fair.