Book Concept – Title: “The Book Cover” – Philosophy on Prejudice – 8/15/2020

Appearances are the way for a human to have penetrative eyes. As in, to have the ability to see through deception. For deception only brings itself on to lacking itself as appropriate for what one sees. Why would the pauper dress as a rich person, if they were not rich? That is one example. Why would the rich person dress as a pauper, if they did not first dispose of all their funds? This is the opposite example. Deception, to the eyes, cannot be penetrated when what is first seen is never appropriate.

The book’s cover was plainness of former days. It should be believed that this had encouraged readers to not ever judge a book by its cover, by its condition, nor by its title. Titles were not very exciting. Titles such as “Les Miserables”, meaning “The Miserable” would not garner attention, during a time when “exciting” titles are better “marketable”.

An old book was a simple hardback, with perhaps a border that surrounded it from edge to edge. No painting, no other print, was ever included into the cover’s design. It was plain, with most often just a solid color for its entirety.

What this represents is that the cover to a book should not be like the cover to a person. What person wants to show themselves off, either in tattoos, or piercings, or excessive cosmetic, or avant-garde clothing, if not to even subconsciously reject anyone from knowing beyond it all? Such an outer bizarre appearance, makes another not wish to see beyond it, for it is that trust is rarely ever an ingredient. To the eyes, all one can see is the appearance, if such is so intricate. Yet, what is also intricate, if not deception? A lie is swallowed up, even to the viewer, and from this, intricacies and wonderments blossom in that viewer’s mind. Thus, what becomes of this is prejudice.

Prejudice is an obscure and wrong belief, originating entirely from ignorance, making what is believed to be seen, now an intrusion. What they see, is never within that person whom is shared prejudice. For if all they see upon the outer is ugliness, then that ugliness will remain a barrier, and it will promote prejudice. For what is beautiful, must be appropriate for what it is. Why would one disguise themselves, if to not, again, represent the lie?