Framed as a murder mystery, it is anything but. Ubertino says in this context that "the female is a vessel of the Devil" and "it is through woman that the Devil penetrates men's hearts! As he puts it, "I find few reasons for publishing my Italian version of an obscure, neo-Gothic French version of a seventeenth-century Latin edition of a work written in Latin by a German monk toward the end of the fourteenth century. It is these monks who are steadily dying off and William faces the powerful blind faith of the abby as proof of devilish deeds as he struggles to instruct Adso of the science. Perhaps most significant of all, this strange scene occurs in the same chapter as Adso's sexual encounter with a peasant girl. Christian Slater, Valentina Vargas The Name of the Rose, There is a key moment to this scene, even though the act entire is crucial. The Name of the Rose is, among many other things, a classic whodunit. In the film, most of it is held while the villain is eluding the heroes throughout the library. In-genre for the book , but the film pauses the action for a theological debate between the progressive, liberal Franciscans and the Vatican emissaries over the question of whether Jesus owned the clothes that he wore. The nameless girl, a natural beauty, ripe with sexuality despite her unkempt and slatternly appearance, hungrily approaches the beguiled young man, who most likely has never even been this close to a girl, let alone intimate. The Name of the Rose, What happens though, and perhaps what many feel the first time they have sex, is an emotional rush, a surrender to the other person that expresses trust and vulnerability.