Money to the POV of Charlie Bucket is Opportunity.
- Charlie Bucket, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
Money to the POV of Pip is an Identity-Shaper.
2. Philip Pirrip, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations (1861)
Money to the POV of Levin is a Sin.
3. Constantine Dmitrich Levin, Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (1877)
Money in the POV of Robinson Crusoe is Trash.
4. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Money in the POV of Lolita is a Means of Escape.
5. Dolores Haze, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita (1955)
Money in the POV of Gatsby is Love.
6. Jay Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925)
To make these images, I used 3 phone apps: pixlr, a drawing app (which is deliberately not-updated so it’s no longer the same one on the market) and a regular math-image-plotting app. I drew the images with my index finger, put the text on with pixel, and finally designed the perspectives with the math app.
In constructing the imageries, I paid close attention to the details of the characters’ outfits, pupils, positions, gestures, features . . . all of which reflects the basic stereotypes everyone has of certain types of people. I add in shadows to create value of space and position, which places the protagonist in a certain perspective I want the viewer to see him or her in. I also added highlights to enhance the visual appeal of the image.
The geometry depicts the complex emotions of the protagonists. The quotes are feeling-specific too, of the entire plot of the book. The portrayal of money is to show the viewer exactly how much we are talking about, and the treatment of the money via the extra hand’s gesture.
The third-party hand adds a kind of tension that extracts the viewer from the protagonist’s eyes and also remind us that money is transferred from 1 person to another, not created. Everyone has a point-of-view on money.