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Book Cover On The Chrysalids Essay

555 words - 2 pages

For my Independent novel study project, I chose to do a book cover on The Chrysalids. The cover of a book cannot target a specific audience; however, I constructed mine to target people in the age group 12-18. I chose that specific group because the main character, David, is in that group when the story is being told; thus, the audience can relate to the characters at personal level.
My visual is very obvious to deconstruct. In the bottom half of the foreground, there is a church, a mountain range, several farms, and a buggy pulled by the great horses mentioned in the book. In the top half of the foreground, there are several buildings, a billboard, an airplane, and a giant helicopter-like device. There is also a boy, whom I drew to represent David. The boy has a blindfold on his neck that he had pulled down. This action symbolizes David being showed that True Image comes in many forms, including deviations, and nobody know if there really IS a True Image. There is also a small red bird flying near the border where the two civilizations meet. The red bird on the Labrador half looks like a bird, while on the Zealand side, it is a plane. Also, the horse and buggy team’s color (although it is not specified in the book) is the same as the helicopter’s colors. This is to symbolize that even though they are different in technology, some things don’t really change. One of the buildings is the same color as the farms, meaning that they have the same purpose, and the church is connected to a...

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