Literary Criticism of The Great Gatsby


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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was published in what year?

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1. A literary critic interested in the ways The Great Gatsby portrays the period of the 1920s is most likely a member of what school of criticism?

2. A literary critic interested in Jay Gatsby's psychological motivations in The Great Gatsby most likely belongs to what school of criticism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thanks to this quiz/worksheet combo, you can check your knowledge of The Great Gatsby and its literary criticism. You will be quizzed on schools of criticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these resources, you will be quizzed over:

  • Type of critic that analyzes the symbolic significance of the green light in The Great Gatsby
  • Term referring to the interpretation, appreciation and analysis of literature
  • Year that this novel was published
  • Schools of criticism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding when The Great Gatsby was published
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important pieces of information from the literature lesson on literary criticism of this novel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of schools of criticism

Additional Learning

If you read the lesson, Literary Criticism of The Great Gatsby, you can keep learning about schools of literary criticism and their analysis of the novel. You can also gain more knowledge about:

  • Importance of literary criticism
  • Psychoanalytic criticism, formalism, and historicism
  • Examples of passages from The Great Gatsby as analyzed by each literary school of criticism