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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, and brought a plague down on his adopted hometown. He doesn’t take this news well. John touches on all the classic Oedipus themes, including hamartia, fate, and the wrath of the gods, and even gets into some Freud, although Oedipus was notably not a sufferer of an Oedipus complex. In any case get ready for mystery, incest, bird entrails, and self-inflicted blindness. Very dramatic.

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Yubi K.

June 25, 2020

This myth is pretty nuts.

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Monu Kumar

June 25, 2020

That green light Gatsby refrence…🔥

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Davi jones

June 25, 2020

Thank you these videos always help me with my Lit classes, I'm trying for my B.A. Creative Writing and English.

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SatwIK KUMAR

June 25, 2020

Electra

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Brandon Wingert

June 25, 2020

free will does not exist. The choices we make are determined by our genetics. We react to stimuli based on past experience. There fore, past events control what you do now.

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Anakin Frum

June 25, 2020

I thought the cheap seats were in the front? thats the last thing to focus on but its what i did.

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Conor Fennell

June 25, 2020

Lol I thought it was some joke that went over my head but than I googled it omg idk u wrote The Fault In Our Stars that's crazy. What is this? Produced by Jaden Smith I love this.

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Melvi cabanas

June 25, 2020

Uuuugggghhhh I don’t wanna do this HOMEWOOOORRKK

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Lady Grey

June 25, 2020

Do you cover why Laius and family were cursed in another video, it's probably one of the few times the gods rightfully punished someone.

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nicole

June 25, 2020

john: Aristotle
me: oh a respected philosopher
john: whom i DESPISE
me: ew aristotle, icky

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nicole

June 25, 2020

john green is the smartest and the best person in the world. if u disagree, read paper towns

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Sarah McCausland

June 25, 2020

Freud: It's called the Oedipus Complex, every man secretly wants to sleep with his mother

Oedipus who just gouged out his own eyes and exiled himself because death was not enough of a punishment for what he had done: IT'S CALLED THE WHAT?!!!??!!

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Caleb Peterson

June 25, 2020

I genuinely hate you.

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Zora Felix

June 25, 2020

can someone summarize this for me plzzzz

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SuperGenericguy

June 25, 2020

Oedipus's biggest mistake was being gullible. Creon, Jocasta's brother reports an interpretation of an oracle that Oedipus is the root cause of a disaster without confirming it himself. Jocasta wasn't his mother. Early in the play she calls him a moron for even considering it. The reason he considers his own heritage in question in the play is because a drunk man calls him a bastard in the street one day, and so he flies to his actual parents in an rage and accuses them of having adopted him, believing the drunk was right. Jocasta never dies on screen, in the original greek play, her death is only reported and in the notes the actor who plays the woman that reports it, is supposed to be the same one that plays jocasta. Oedipus is also not a king, he's an appointed dictator for solving a riddle and beating back barbarians, however we know that he's also a bad one when there's no barbarians to beat. He's not well liked by the local officials, and he doesn't understand the culture of Thebes, in particular when his brother in law Creon consults the oracle of delphi ALONE he comes back with a laural crown, there's a small passage about about him hoping for news. Oedipus doesn't understand the meaning of a Laurel crown he brings back from the oracle, and his advisor snobbishly corrects him. Frequently, he gets frustrated with a character for decieving him and everyone in the room calls him an angry moron and gaslights him, including Jocasta who takes Creon's side when Creon intentionally infuriates him and destabilizes his position as ruler.

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Stephanie Myers

June 25, 2020

people who don't know that story at 1:00 of video: It could not be that crazy.
Those people at 1:20 second of video: WHAT THE FU######?!

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CorchPod

June 25, 2020

shoutout coach Schmidt

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David Lenz

June 25, 2020

This guy despises Aristotle? The one credited with creating the formation of formal logic? The most scientific philosopher from the Greek era? This guy is the most pretentious and self inflated person I know. If he were living in the time of Aristotle, building on the knowledge he has at hand, he couldn't achieve 1% of the breakthroughs that Aristotle did. You sir are a moron.

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Alan Johnson

June 25, 2020

Why do you despise Aristotle?

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Cadence O'Leary

June 25, 2020

"Oedipus was the first motherfucker"

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Moyk Mendoza

June 25, 2020

I can't believe that he just reminded me of Chewy's death in the EU…

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Carlos Aleman

June 25, 2020

Who would've guessed 6 years after this video there would be pandemic virus.

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Angela Umoren

June 25, 2020

I really love your analysis, it's funny but still educative.

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Katie Bromborsky

June 25, 2020

Thank you for the Gatsby reference 😂😂

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Sara Laxton

June 25, 2020

but has aristotle ever heard the tragedy of darth plageuis the wise?

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