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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Don’t Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1: Crash Course Literature 205

Don’t Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1: Crash Course Literature 205

Hi! I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and It’s alive! Mr. Green? Mr. Green? That’s my favorite part of the movie… No. No. No. No. Me From The Past don’t you dare. That line is not in the book. And Frankenstein is the doctor not the monster. Also, there is no Igor in […]

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Approaching an Unseen Poem (English Literature)

Approaching an Unseen Poem (English Literature)

APPROACHING AN UNSEEN POEM Welcome back. So now we’re going to be looking at some stock phrases we can use within our unseen poem. Hopefully we already know that what we’re going to be doing is picking out SMILE points and I’m going to be using the SMILE points there in just a second to […]

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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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Gilded Age Politics:Crash Course US History #26

Gilded Age Politics:Crash Course US History #26

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course: US History, and today we’re going to continue our look at the Gilded Age by focusing on political science. Mr. Green, Mr. Green, so it’s another history class where we don’t actually talk about history? Oh, Me From the Past, your insistence on trying to place academic […]

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The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

Hi I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History! No, Stan. That’s not gonna work, actually. I mean, we’re talking about the 16th century today, when this was neither united nor states. By the way, this globe reflects the fact that I believe that Alaskan statehood is illegitimate! In fact, we’re going to […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I – Crash Course Literature 210

To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I – Crash Course Literature 210

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re going to talk about To Kill a Mockingbird. So Mockingbird is the rare class of American literature that is both one, relatively easy to read and two, pretty fun to read. I mean, it’s got a cool and somewhat creepy plot that draws […]

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Ghosts, Murder, and More Murder – Hamlet Part I: Crash Course Literature 203

Ghosts, Murder, and More Murder – Hamlet Part I: Crash Course Literature 203

Hi I’m John Green, this is CrashCourse Literature and today we’re going to talk about the greatest Dane of all, Scooby-Doo. No, it’s Hamlet. So Hamlet is either a 16h or 17th century play, we’re not positive. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark was written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1602 and […]

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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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Wait For It…The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17

Wait For It…The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17

Hi I’m John Green; this is Crash Course World History and today we’re gonna discuss… wait for it… THE MONGOLS. So you probably have a picture of the Mongols in your head. Yes, that’s the picture: brutal, bloodthirsty, swarthy, humorously mustachioed warriors riding the plains, wearing fur, eating meat directly off the bone, saying, “Bar […]

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