This area of interest began whilst I was first playing Resident Evil 5 in 2009. As I played it, I was struck with the number of plot similarities between it and Sir. H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines--one of my favorite novels. Haggard epitomizes one of the most popular late 19th century British literary genres--the Adventure Story for Boys--and many of its characteristics are found in Resident Evil 5 (and even Resident Evil 4): travel to a distant land, horrific events, exotic women, and treasure of some kind, all found on the route to "manhood". But Resident Evil 5 and King Solomon's Mines share more than similar plots; at one point or another, both faced accusations of racism. I've written on this before, both online and for a conference, so I don't want to turn this into an academic presentation or a class lecture (if interested, here's a link to the Flash presentation on the topic that I made for my literature class).
|Dracula? Frankenstein? Zombies? Could be anything in there...|
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