Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide – Hamlet Part 2: Crash Course Literature 204

In which John Green teaches you MORE about Bill Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

John talks about gender roles in Hamlet, and what kind of power and agency Ophelia and Gertrude had, if they had any at all (spoiler alert: we think they did).

You’ll also learn about regicide, Ophelia’s flowers, and Hamlet’s potential motivations.

Also, Oedipus comes up again, but we don’t buy it.

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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