Cover by Victor, Kim, Auriane & Cathy (Marx Dormoy)
Cover created by Victor, Kim, Auriane & Cathy.
The Fifth Child
This is our cover of The Fifth Child.
It's a black and white drawing, which represents Harriet and David in front of an institution. Ben is nearly the door.
At the top we can see the title of the book, written in bold letter. Below there is the name of the author: Doris Lessing.
In the foreground, there are three caracters.
In the bottom left hand corner, there are two shadows. Indeed, we notice that one is looking at the institution and the other is looking away.
At the opposite, we can see a shadow of a child in front of a door: it seems that he is going in this institution.
The mansion in the background is impressive, very high and dark.
It's during the night and it's foggy.
Firstly, the writting of the title give us a gloomy impression of the story, it makes us believing that it's an horror story.
Moreover, the fog embodies the mystery of the atmosphere.
Shadows represents the differents main characters of the novel. In fact we can see that David is not looking at the child, he seems not to care about Ben's leaving contrary to Harriet who is desperate, she seems to feel guilty because she has abandoned her son.
We have noticed that in the book there is no chapters which permits to separate the different parts of the story but we can say that there are two parts; the first part is before the institution and the second is after. That's why we emphasize this transition with this drawing of the institution.
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