Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pandora vs The Matrix vs does it even matter??!

King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard was published two years after The Boy Adventure book "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, technical the two books are built the same way. Luckily for H, Rider Haggard this formula of storytelling is still “cool” for the people of 1885 in fact 128 years later this method of storytelling still works. With J.R.R Tolkien's “The Hobbit” copying the same method as King Solomons Mines  (The Hobbit)  in 1937 as one of the most similar stories that mimics Kings Solomon's Mines with a fantasy creature, a journey ( like in “Treasure Island just a little different) and so on made its mark on pop culture then  as it is now in 2013. The idea that King Solomons Mines has over us is that we do not know if this is real or if this is fake as with The Hobbit we know it is fake. The idea of this mountain full of riches intreat us, we want to know more of this divine place not knowing if it is real is the kicker in the book and outside the book. It’s the driving point of the book that makes us on the edge of our seats throughout the whole story. When they get there, what will be waiting for them, the riches or a slow and painful death like those before them?
When going into Pandora our heroes were safe inside a machine pretending to fly around in a world in an Avatar suit, death was not an issue.Much like Quarterman and  his party members. Yes, we would love to go back to Pandora any day of the week at any time, just like I myself would love to go back in The Matrix because I am “The One” despite what you may or may not have heard. Being immersed in this environment asking ourselves “Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy, caught in a landslide, no escape from reality, open your eyes, look up to the sky and see.” - Freddy Mercury, because while in that Avatar suit some would say they forgot where they were for a minute, after being “Juiced In” for too long you lose track of time, like a drug. To much of anything is harmful to you, whether its reading, playing video games, smoking or working eventually it’s gonna kill you so do what makes you happy. Ignore the authenticity or the immersion of the idea that nothing is real. Jump in with both feet, go after that mountain and get sucked into a new world, it’s good for you.


  1. OMG that blog was the best one i've ever read! omg give this student an A!!!

  2. I like your twist on the summary. Forget about real or fake, just do you and enjoy yourself!

  3. I disagree with Dennika. What are you even summarizing? King Solomon's Mines? Avatar? Some unnamed article? Try to stick to the assignment in the future ;-)