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

In which John Green continues to explore F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby.

In this installment, John looks into the titular Gatsby’s purported Greatness. Gatsby’s single-minded pursuit of Daisy, his checkered past, and his checkered present all play a role in determining whether he was, in fact, great.

Here’s a hint: you don’t have to be good to be great.

It turns out greatness doesn’t have much to do with whether you’re a good person.

Along the way, John explores the relentless forward march of time, the use of poetic language, and ironic titling of novels.

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

News with a historical perspective. Fighting against misinformation, hate, and revisionist history.

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