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”

Don’t Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1: Crash Course Literature 205

In which John Green teaches you about Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. Sure, you know Frankenstein the cultural phenomenon, but how much do you know about the novel that started it all? You’ll learn about the Romantic movement in English lit, of which Frankenstein is a GREAT example, and you’ll learn that Frankenstein might just beContinue reading “Don’t Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1: Crash Course Literature 205”

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 haveContinue reading “Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5”

Like Pale Gold – The Great Gatsby Part 1: Crash Course English Literature #4

In which John Green explores F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the Jazz Age, The Great Gatsby. John introduces you to Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Daisy and Tom Buchanan, and the other characters in the novel, and tries to look beyond the surface story to figure out what this thing is ABOUT. Set in the 1920’sContinue reading “Like Pale Gold – The Great Gatsby Part 1: Crash Course English Literature #4”

Italian and German Unification: Crash Course European History #27

So, we haven’t talked much about Italy and Germany so far in Crash Course Euro, and that’s because prior to the mid-19th century, those two nation-states weren’t really a thing. Today we’ll look at how Italy and Germany pulled it together in the second half of the 1800s. You’ll learn about Guisseppe Garibaldi, Victor Emmanuelle,Continue reading “Italian and German Unification: Crash Course European History #27”

The Congress of Vienna: Crash Course European History #23

The end of the Napoleonic Wars left the great powers of Europe shaken. Judging from the destruction that had been wrought across the continent, it seemed to the powers that be that the Enlightenment had liberated the people, and led to disaster. So, everybody got together in Vienna to have a Congress, and to tryContinue reading “The Congress of Vienna: Crash Course European History #23”

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