How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions.

Why do we read? What’s the point of reading critically.

John will argue that reading is about effectively communicating with other people.

Unlike a direct communication though, the writer has to communicate with a stranger, through time and space, with only “dry dead words on a page.”

So how’s that going to work? Find out with Crash Course Literature!

Also, readers are empowered during the open letter, so that’s pretty cool.

Note from Among the Fray: We will continue watching Crash Course’s Black American History series as episodes are released on a weekly basis.

An episode of Crash Course’s series on Literature – in chronological order of course – will be posted with the morning news while we wait for a new Black American History video.

Published by amongthefray

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