Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Book Project by Abby Ryon, fiction, 569 pages
Antagonist: Illuminati- This group started out as scientists that wanted to disprove Christianity, but they were not violent. Everyone thought that they were non-existent until they found the symmetrical ambigram of the word. In this book, they have turned violent and want to publically kill important figures of Christianity.
Man vs Self- Robert Langdon has some self-conflicts throughout the story, but a main one is having to decide to save the people or the artwork. There is a new type of bomb that has been hidden inside the Vatican, and Robert has to make some choices on whether to save the people or the thousands of priceless artwork there.
When this bomb shows up in Vatican City, Rome, Langdon and Vittoria go there to try and find it, but instead they find themselves on a hunt, a search, of different churches. They discover that the late Pope has been murdered and four of the most popular cardinals to win the voting of becoming the new Pope have been kidnapped. The person who kidnapped them works for the Illuminati, a brotherhood of scientists that tried to disprove the church in the 1600's which has now apparently resurfaced to claim revenge on the church. Each cardinal will be killed at each hour, starting at 8:00 pm at different churches along the Path of Illumination. The Path is a series of churches that have special markers that represent the four elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and if you follow them, it will lead you to the Illuminati liar, where the scientists meet. I cannot explain any more of the story without revealing the very shocking ending, but I will tell you that each cardinal that is killed is branded with an ambigram of the word Earth, Air, Fire and Water.