We decided on a 6×6 for practical reasons when using material. We will make the book with red cloth as shown in the picture (the book in the picture is just a prototype). The binding of the book will have somewhat of a sewed effect. Also, my group and I are creating the book reflecting the journey Hester Prynne went through. So, in such a case, we thought of the opening, in the front of the book, to be considered like a prison door. Inside the flap would have the letter “A” in wax for the “haptic experience” and also to symbolize who is in the prison. We also decided, since Hester Prynne was pregnant with Pearl in prison, to put white lace with pearls bordering the letter “A”. In the beginning of Chapter one, the narrator describes of a rose bush next to every prison door, symbolizing something more hopeful compared to the actual prison door. So, in front of the flap, on the side, we have decided to put a small stamp of the rose bush.
Also, on each page, on the top-right hand corner, we will have the letter “A” in wax.
- Forward: In the forward of our book, we will attempt to answer what makes a book considered a “great work” as well as why we choose to replicate the life of Hester Prynne? Why is it important in making our book valuable and worthy of being kept and maintained?
- Introduction: In the Introduction of our book, we will state how has Hester Prynne come about with such a life’s journey, through the history of the authors narration.
- The life of a Non-Sinner: Through the eyes of all around Hester, before the conviction of adultery, my group and I thought it was necessary to mention how the life of those who did not sin live and the expectations created within society. More specifically, who those people are?
- Hester Prynne_The Beginning of “A”: Here, we discuss the beginning of the sin Hester Prynne has committed, as well as those involved.
- Product of Sin (Pearl): Who is Pearl? What she represents in Hester’s life?
- Branding_The Shameful Experience: Here, we discuss the measures society takes to humiliate the one who has committed a crime, and also how ruthless they could be through Hester’s eyes.
- A Silent Death: How Hester have spent her years after? Who knew the truth, if anyone about who the father was?
- Creative Response to Hester Prynne’s Life: We decided to express a feeling of her journey through poem. Hopefully, the poem can create such a language that the readers begin to sympathize with Hester.. possibly empathize with her (The poem is in the process of being completed).
Some parts of our book we took from your suggestions:
- The forward as mentioned above
- A protective sleeve to enhance value and preservation of our book
- Cloth material to cover the book
- Hints or teasers of Hester Prynne. For example, a flower in between the pages.