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Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

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25 Responses to Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

  • CrashCourse says:

    In which +John Green teaches you MORE about To Kill a Mockingbird. In this
    installment, John teaches you about race, class, and gender in the American
    south, as seen through the eyes of Scout and Harper Lee. John will talk
    about how Scout learns about these aspects of the social order as she
    interacts with the people of the town, learns from Calpurnia, watches the
    trial of Tom Robinson, and endures the attack of Bob Ewell. You’ll also
    learn a little bit about Demi Moore and Mila Kunis, and John will ask just
    who is the Mockingbird, anyway? Not that he’ll answer that, but he’ll ask
    it.

    Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature
    211

  • alliminator2 says:

    “She’s also a woman so she has to navigate gender oppression” Really? She’s
    oppressed by having to wear a dress to church? If not being able to wear
    the other gender’s cloths is oppression then surely the boys are to an even
    greater extent.

    Also, the idea that gender doesn’t have key importance in Tom Robinson’s
    story. Tom’s oppression comes both from both race and gender.

  • James Rouse says:

    I found To Kill a Mockingbird to be a disgusting book of hypocrisy when I
    read it in high school. It tries to tell a tale decrying racial oppression,
    and then, at the same time and without any sense of irony, tells the tale
    of Scout’s slow descent into accepting her place as a “lady”; into
    accepting the gender oppression which she so defied at the start of the
    story. And the book presents this as if it’s a good thing; as if she’s
    maturing and coming to her senses. It was a torturous read, but it seems
    like I’m the only one who makes this connection.

  • mango_chunks says:

    Sometimes it depresses me to be black because of how people automatically
    perceive me I FEEL LIKE even if i’m not a nigger i’ll be a negro and I just
    want to be black can’t I just live without labels eve that is a label. I
    don’t want to be a minority or a majority I just want to feel like a HUMAN.

  • ThreeGuysOneBucket says:

    Look at this bias lib-tard piece of shit. He can’t make one video without
    spewing his filth political views. Not a single attempt to being unbias.

  • Alverant says:

    A bad modern movie version: Amazing Spider-man 2.

  • KOOLBOYSC1 says:

    wow my eight grade class just finish reading this book 

  • Chris Seltzer says:

    Impressive to take a book about a man facing a false rape accusation and be
    like, “It shows the struggle of women because she had to wear a dress to
    church.”

  • aperson22222 says:

    Mila Kunis is old? She’s only thirty. Not only that, I’d never even heard
    of her till a couple years ago. On the other hand, she *was* born in a
    country which no longer exists.

  • ladybug20hippe says:

    John,
    what books do you think a student should read before going to college? I’d
    like to read them so i can be better prepared for college.

  • featuringfranklin says:

    Kurt’s next! Yay!

  • Musea Chang says:

    Atticus is one of those people who are so genuinely understanding that you
    wish you could meet him in person. He has this amazing ability to
    empathize, and despite the fact that I admire that, it’s something that’s
    really hard to achieve.

    Also, Katniss is the Mockingjay, not Mockingbird. Although, considering the
    fact that mockingjays were modeled off mockingbirds, and the fact that
    mockingjays are basically half mockingbird, I suppose it could be one in
    the same. >_<

  • zeztro says:

    I could have used this a week ago when I did my English exam partly on To
    Kill a Mockingbird…

  • John Green says:

    In this week’s +CrashCourse I talk about Race, Class, and Gender in To
    Kill a Mockingbird: Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash
    Course Literature 211

  • Qwillk says:

    I was under the impression that the ‘l’ in ‘folks’ was silent? 

  • SNZ970970 says:

    OMG, Google installed an option to further speed up videos to at least 2X
    normal speed.
    Crash Course has turned into Super Crash Course for those brave enough to
    tread those waters.

  • Demosthenes Theofanopoulos says:

    Please do ROmeo and Juliet next 

  • Hannah Cook says:

    I would love a Crash Course on Fahrenheit 451.

  • stellarfirefly says:

    Speaking of good vs bad movie adaptations of literature: John, what did
    you think of the 2013 version of “The Great Gatsby” with DiCaprio and
    Maguire?

  • As you sow, so shall you reap says:

    Eat your cheetos with a tooth pick.

  • EresirThe1st says:

    The part about a black double-identity puzzles me. Wouldn’t poor speech and
    an anti-intellectual stance only reinforce negative views on a black
    community? I can’t see why they’d be in favour of it

  • Pieter Van Broekhoven says:

    dubois: NOT DU-BOYS, BUT DUBWA
    look it up john green! ur raping foreign names again

  • Timothy Emeigh says:

    Wow, this is ironic. I just did an essay in English about who the
    mockingbird in “To Kill a Mockingbird” was.

  • Michael Uranga says:

    one of my favorite books! thanks John!

  • Larry F says:

    You say that literature lets us see through other people’s eyes, but as I
    see it, it lets us see through the eyes of one person, the author. You are
    taking a journey through one person’s head and this is my critique of
    fiction and why most of my reading is non-fiction.

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