The author of this unfinished epic poem was unsure if he wanted the title character to “end in hell – or in an unhappy marriage”

Find out everything that you need to know about today’s Jeopardy episode, including the Final Jeopardy, clues and answers, and the contestants plus who won tonight!

CLUE: The author of this unfinished epic poem was unsure if he wanted the title character to “end in hell – or in an unhappy marriage”

ANSWER: Don Juan

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, 20 July 2023

The title character of the unfinished epic poem, “Don Juan,” by Lord Byron, is shrouded in uncertainty regarding his fate. Byron, known for his humor, once quipped that he couldn’t decide if he wanted Don Juan to “end in hell – or in an unhappy marriage.”

This work is a satirical reinterpretation of the infamous womanizer, Don Juan, but in Byron’s rendition, the character is more of a naive victim seduced by women. The poem, written in ottava rima, is acclaimed for its blend of humor, social critique, and biting satire.

Even though “Don Juan” remained incomplete due to Byron’s death in 1824, it is considered his most significant work. The nebulous fate of Don Juan, mirrored in the poem’s flexible structure, allowed Byron the leeway to interject extensive commentary on the social mores of his era.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Thursday, 20 July 2023

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
David Bederman
Los Angeles, California
2 Day Winnings of $52,802

Final Score: $9,199
Round 2 Score: $14,800
Round 1 Score: $4,000
Nik Berry
Social Studies Teacher
Baltimore, Maryland

Winning Score: $9,601
Round 2 Score: $10,200
Round 1 Score: $1,400
Toula Ballas
Publishing Consultant
New York, New York

Final Score: $9,590
Round 2 Score: $4,800
Round 1 Score: $2,000

Final Jeopardy Video – Thursday, 20 July 2023

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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