Friday, June 15, 2012

Maybe it is not so bad

I tend to agree that it might not be such a bad idea to place historical personas and possibly charachters from literary fiction into video games. The Battle of Oriskanny is not a well known event and maybe some people will learn about Herkimer and Joseph Brant. Maybe a few might even read the classic Drums Along the Mohawk.

Sadly even the tribes that supported the American cause got dispossesed. The real shame of the revolution was the disgusting treatment of the Oneidas who were our allies.

I would be interested to find out how some of you would react to seeing a charachter from War and Peace or Le Mis make a short appearance or cameo in a video game. Maybe we can build E books with tests that would reward students with short mini video games for correct answers.


Ducky's here said...

War and Peace and Les Miserables?

Little bit liberal for you, Beak?

beakerkin said...

Lit is neither liberal or conservative if it is studdied as art. You study the development of charachter and respect the work. Thus one can enjoy the craftsmanship of Arthur Miller while
acknowledging he was a political moron and liar.

Maybe it wouldn't be terrible if we had charachters from Moby Dick make cameos in a game about whaling.

There is a possibility e book technology can revolutionize learning the classics in unexpected
ways. Maybe video game segnents as a reward for proper grades or to illustrate a point in history or even lit is not a bad idea.