Literature Outtakes, Year Three

one hi I’m John Green this is crash course literature that hurt a lot I should come in from this side maybe nope you know what I’m just going to start here. and the other half in key west which really isn’t America so much as it’s like a little tiny turd that fell off […]

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Free Will, Witches, Murder, and Macbeth, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 409

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and today we’ll be discussing Macbeth. Some people… …call it the Scottish play or the Bard’s play because allegedly, back in the 17th century a coven of witches cursed the play to punish Shakespeare for including their spells. But that’s just not credible. So I’m going […]

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Crash Course Literature 3 Preview

Crash Course Literature 3 Preview

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and I’m back! Over the next ten weeks we’re going to read a bunch of books together. I got some of them right here. We’re going to read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Lord of the Flies by William Golding (my least […]

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Crash Course Literature Season Four Preview!

Crash Course Literature Season Four Preview!

Hello and welcome to season four of Crash Course Literature! That’s right, we’re back to talk about books. So this season, for no particular reason, we’re gonna be talking about a lot of dystopias – You know, future worlds where things have gone terribly wrong – as opposed to the present when everything is going […]

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Economic Depression and Dictators: Crash Course European History #37

Economic Depression and Dictators: Crash Course European History #37

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, despite improvement in living conditions across much of Europe after 1925, wartime resentments and disruption lingered. and then a momentous event in 1929 gradually turned into a wide-ranging disaster: in that year, the U.S. stock market crashed.What came after is known as the […]

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Gender, Guilt, and Fate – Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #410

Gender, Guilt, and Fate – Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #410

Hi I’m John Green. This is Crash Course Literature and today we’ll be doubling, bubbling, toiling and troubling as we continue our discussion of Macbeth. Today we’ll be looking more closely at the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as well as discussing the play’s treatment of gender roles and its downer ending. INTRO One […]

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Crash Course Literature Preview

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and I’m back! Over the next ten weeks we’re going to read a bunch of books together. I got some of them right here. We’re going to read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Lord of the Flies by William Golding (my least […]

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George Orwell’s 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #402

George Orwell’s 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #402

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course literature, and today we’re going back to the future–that is now past–to George Orwell’s 1984, which imagines a terrifying world in which every human activity is recorded and monitored. How unpleasant would that be, he said staring into a camera lens. So, as mentioned in our previous […]

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Candide: Crash Course Literature #405

Candide: Crash Course Literature #405

Hello and welcome to Crash Course literature, the best of all possible Crash Courses, discussing the best of all possible novels here on the best of all possible sets. I am the best of all possible John Greens—which is saying something, because there are a lot of us. Today we’re discussing “Candide, or Optimism” a […]

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Lord of the Flies: Crash Course Literature 305

Lord of the Flies: Crash Course Literature 305

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course Literature and today we’re gonna discuss Lord of the Flies. Mr Green! Mr Green! I hate that book. You know, Me From The Past, I’ve been thinking a lot about selfhood lately. Like, how is it that I am still the same technical person I was when […]

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