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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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PTSD and Alien Abduction – Slaughterhouse-Five Part 2: Crash Course Literature 213

PTSD and Alien Abduction – Slaughterhouse-Five Part 2: Crash Course Literature 213

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re going to continue our discussion of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. So, Slaughterhouse Five is often called an anti-war novel. But that raises a question: What does it mean for a novel to be against war? Are novels in the business of passing judgment? […]

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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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Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting – Romeo & Juliet Part I: Crash Course English Literature #2

Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting – Romeo & Juliet Part I: Crash Course English Literature #2

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Best Apps of Literature (apps to help you study literature)

Best Apps of Literature (apps to help you study literature)

what’s other guys how’s it going. Today I have a new video for you it’s about apps that can help you to study literature effectively and in this video I’m gonna record my mobile phone screen so you can see the apps directly used by me let’s check it out ok here we are again […]

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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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Reader, it’s Jane Eyre – Crash Course Literature 207

Reader, it’s Jane Eyre – Crash Course Literature 207

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re going to be talking about Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre.” It’s a classic! It says so right on the spine. Mr. Green! Mr. Green! You sound like Dirty Harry. Yup, I got a cold, Me From the Past. Plus, it was just kind of […]

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Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we continue our discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird. So the takeaway from last week’s video about Mockingbird was this: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view–until you climb into his skin and walk around in […]

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How to Write a Literature Review

How to Write a Literature Review

So, you’ve been asked to write a literature review. “Great!” you say, “But… why? And, how do I do that?” Lit reviews are important in many disciplines; sciences, humanities, all of them write lit reviews – they’re a practical, concise, and thorough way of discussing published information on a particular subject. Professionals use lit reviews […]

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The Handmaids Tale Part 1: Crash Course Literature #403

The Handmaids Tale Part 1: Crash Course Literature #403

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course Literature and last week we wrapped up our discussion of George Orwell’s 1984. Lately here at Crash Course, we’ve been a bit preoccupied with dystopias — which is to say, imagined futures where things have gone horribly wrong. You know, as opposed to the present. I’ve always […]

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