Mad Men: The Tragedy of Betty Draper

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  • Sign up for SKILLSHARE: | January Jones' Betty Draper from AMC's Mad Men is hardly the best mother ever. Watch to understand the tragic flaw in Betty’s character that kept her from excelling in parenthood or finding happiness. Support ScreenPrism on Patreon:

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  • Nisha Mack

    Nisha Mack

     3 days ago

    All hats off to Betts! The best Bissh to eva do it!

  • Bill Johnson

    Bill Johnson

     4 days ago

    Her whole plot line in the final half of the series was garbage. They made her fat. She is a dime. Tragedy.

  • Luna Lovegood

    Luna Lovegood

     4 days ago

    I don’t understand the hate on Betty. She’s a terrible person and a terrible parent but so is Don. I definitely felt sorry for her especially in the early seasons and towards the end. She’s a grey character just like Don

  • Moon Maiden

    Moon Maiden

     5 days ago

    I related to Betty Draper I’m so many ways while watching this show. She is a beautiful tragedy. Easily my favorite character.

  • Gabriel MZA

    Gabriel MZA

     6 days ago

    Most beautiful woman in TV's history. Period.

  • Amalfigirl M

    Amalfigirl M

     7 days ago

    I must disagree with your view of “stay at home moms” Families that have a mom that can stay home are much calmer and happier. What would you choose if you were a child 1. Daycare or 2. A loving mom to stay at home and raise you.

  • decomposing


     7 days ago

    i hated this dumb bitch lmao

  • Rhino Ragni

    Rhino Ragni

     8 days ago

    In these analyses, women are always the victims of something. Like somehow, they have no will of their own or their choices had nothing to do with how their lives turned out. What a horrible way to view the world, with an external locus of control, always the victim of someone or something else. I guess these clips are written by Gender Studies majors?

  • india atkin

    india atkin

     8 days ago

    you just diagnosed my grandmother...... aaand my mother.

  • sdhhoward2


     8 days ago

    I treated a Betty Draper horrible looking back. She was a simple sweet soul and I made her feel less than because she wasnt like me. Looking back I just want her to kno that I wish I would have treated her better and I hope she didnt change. God Bless her heart..

  • metro121482


     9 days ago

    Not a word about the fact she had a husband who cheated on her constantly.

  • mew10521


     9 days ago

    So who was worse? Don or her 2nd husband?

  • Bryan López

    Bryan López

     11 days ago

    I'm realizing that the characters of mad men represent several capital sins, for example: Don, represents the lie, something he struggles with the entire series, living a life that seems awesome but in reality doesn't fulfill him because it's built upon lies. Pete represents the envy, he's always trying to be above the others, and feels like he deserves the success everyone else around him has. About Betty, her obsession with beauty and apparences sums up pretty well that she represents Vanity. Roger, seems pretty evident to me, stands for lust, he's an hedonist guy who doesn't care about anything but pleasure. I believe we can find more examples of this in the series, what do you guys think?

  • Eastern Guy

    Eastern Guy

     11 days ago

    Not a realistic character. Why does she destroy herself psychologically?

  • Rose A

    Rose A

     13 days ago

    I love her character because I feel the same, old fashioned. Like I don’t belong in this time and people make fun of me for wanting to be a housewife. I did not like Mad Men except for her character.

  • Uchenna Esomonu

    Uchenna Esomonu

     17 days ago

    this just encapsulates Betty. A wonderful character. She represents the traditional domestic woman who, overburdened by the work overload that accompanies wifehood, breaks down and dies after leading a rather unfulfilling life. Sad she had to die but her death signifies the birth of the modern woman, that is Peggy, Joan, and Megan.

  • João Vitor Fernandes

    João Vitor Fernandes

     21 days ago

    Sooooooooo many spoilers

  • Wolfsoldier


     23 days ago

    I don't see anything wrong with her! If I can find a woman like her, I will get married! I LOVE the way women dressed back then! A woman looks best in a dress and that's what I want to marry...Otherwise I'll just stay single...I really do want to get married but it has to be in a traditional sense or not at all!

  • Blossoming Fairies

    Blossoming Fairies

     23 days ago

    Frost—> X-men
    And that dude that gets eaten in the toilet in Jurassic Park!