Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Adventure: Drawbacks

The adventure genre is often great fun with its high action and death-defying actions. However, there are several drawbacks to the adventure genre which the reader needs to be aware of:
  • The drive to survive and the death-defying actions will frequently trigger our adrenaline, increasing the possibility of an addiction to the adrenaline rush, just like with suspense and thriller stories.
  • The adventure genre can inspire an invincible attitude, the belief that I am indestructible and can overcome anything—which isn’t true, of course, for otherwise some would have figured out how to overcome death.
  • The adventure genre can feed our desire for control, especially over our circumstances, rather than fostering an attitude of trust and dependence in God.
  • In the most extreme form, the adventure genre can turn man into a god.

No comments: