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Since we have begun to read Heart of Darkness, I wanted to make this weeks blog assignment based on the reading. In the Heart of Darkness, the protagonist, Marlow, adores the idea of exploration so I decided to take a spin on this by contrasting to our methods of modern day exploration, specifically video game exploration. As we’ve read on section 1, in the Heart of Darkness, he talks in moderation on the mere idea of exploration. Marlow refers to famous figures and explorers who set out to bring civilization to uninhabited land to encounter new experiences. This, in contrast, is seen in many ways in our life today whether its exploring far off places or exploring the world in a new way. Video games have become one of the more popular ways to explore the world with a more famous example being Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go has become a new method of exploration that is allowing and encouraging its players to explore their world in a whole new way.
After reading the article, “Pokemon Go Has People Exploring the World in a Whole New Way” by Erika Owen, think on how methods of old exploration in the Heart of Darkness, has contrasted with new forms of exploration, such as in exploration in video games like Pokemon go. The article talks about how people are discovering places they didn’t know existed before and it’s allowing them to encounter new journeys is this similar to methods of discovery in Heart of Darkness? In what ways is Pokemon Go enhancing the common idea of exploring as it has been viewed back in the days? Are there any similarities between modern methods of exploring and olden ones? These are questions to think about when answering the prompt.
Prompt:In the heart of darkness, Marlow is forging to discover a new experience for himself, in what ways is this new method of exploration, in video games, different or similar to old methods of exploration?