Frankenstein, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 206

In which John Green continues to teach you about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. You’ll learn about romantic vs Romantic, the latter of which is a literary movement. John will also look at a few different critical readings of Frankenstein, and you’ll learn about Victor’s motivations. We’ll also look a little bit at the moral limitations ofContinue reading “Frankenstein, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 206”

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 comesContinue reading “Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide – Hamlet Part 2: Crash Course Literature 204”

Ghosts, Murder, and More Murder – Hamlet Part 1: Crash Course Literature 203

In which John Green teaches you about Hamlet, William Shakespeare’s longest and most-performed play. People love Hamlet. The play that is, not necessarily the character. Hamlet is a Tragedy with a capital T (I guess I don’t have to point that out, since you can see clearly in the text that the T was capitalized).Continue reading “Ghosts, Murder, and More Murder – Hamlet Part 1: Crash Course Literature 203”

Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex: Crash Course Literature 202

In which John Green teaches you about one of the least family-friendly family dramas in the history of family dramas, Oedipus Rex. Sophocles’ most famous play sees it’s main character, who seems like he’s got it all together, find out that he’s killed his father, married his mother, had a bunch of incest children, andContinue reading “Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex: Crash Course Literature 202”

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