Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II: Crash Course English Literature #3

Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II: Crash Course English Literature #3

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course English Literature, and today we return to Romeo and Juliet, a tale of love and woe. Or else a tale of lust and woe. Anyway, it’s definitely a tale of woe. As the play begins, Romeo is telling us that he is completely in love with a […]

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Aliens, Time Travel, and Dresden -Slaughterhouse-Five Part I: Crash Course Literature 212

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re gonna talk about Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! You mean, like the Motown group that sings that song – glad all over! No singing, Me From the Past! And no, it is not a Motown group! You’re thinking of the […]

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Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308

Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and today we’re discussing Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, which is not the H.G. Wells novel from 1897, THE Invisible Man. That’s a different book. This one came out in 1952, won the national book award that year. And it’s less about science experiments gone wrong, more […]

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Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5

Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and this is The Great Gatsby. This novel barely makes it to 200 pages even with rather large print, and yet it’s so magnificently complex and rich that we can’t possibly do it justice in two videos so today we’re gonna focus on a specific question: […]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Crash Course Literature 301

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Crash Course Literature 301

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and your eyes are watching me, but Their Eyes Are Watching God. I’d like to apologize to my friends and family for that joke. Anyway today we’re discussing Zora Neale Hurston’s brilliant novel of a woman’s self-realization and empowerment. Or, possibly, a cautionary tale about the […]

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Before I Got My Eye Put Out – The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8

Before I Got My Eye Put Out – The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re gonna talk about this lady, Emily Dickinson. By the way we don’t have a book today cause she’s on my Nook. Emily Dickinson was a great 19th Century American poet who- Mr. Green! Mr. Green! I already know everything about her: she was […]

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