For my creative assignment I will be making a new cover for the novel Voyage in the Dark.
I will be drawing this piece. The scene I will be using from the novel will be when Anna
looks in the mirror and sees Mr. Jefferies in the reflection. In my drawing the main object
will be a large mirror in the middle of the page. I want to emphasis Anna’s perspective of
herself. Anna is always contemplating who she is. I feel that the main theme of this novel
revolves around how Anna perceives herself through others. A mirror reflects who you are
but for Anna it is also about how she finds others see her. To add onto this idea, Anna
seeing herself in the mirror can reflect her inner sadness. Also I will be working with
mainly dark colours because Anna always describes things in London as dark and lonely.
The last object will be a clock. Clocks are important because it is repeated several times in
the novel. I feel as if clocks represent Anna’s view on her life. When she looks at clocks,
she is always hoping that maybe one day she will feel better and be placed in a better
situation. Clocks can also represent her life expectancy. By this I don’t mean she’s going
to die, I mean she is always looking at the clock wondering when her suffering will end.