Oxford Literature Companions: The Great Gatsby

Oxford Literature Companions: The Great Gatsby

By Garrett O'Doherty
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Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work wtih the text. Each book also includes a
comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • The First World War
    • The lost generation
    • Changing role of women
    • The Jazz Age
    • Advertising and the mass market
    • Conspicuous consumption
    • Immigration
    • The ‘American Dream’
  • Genre
    • An American novel
    • Romanticism
    • Realism
    • Novel of manners
    • Satire
    • The lost generation
    • Rags to riches
    • Modernism
    • Narrative gaps and time
    • Tragedy
  • Characterization and Roles
    • Main characters
    • Minor characters
  • Language
    • Nick’s language
    • The epigraph
    • Appeal to the senses
    • Syntax
    • Symbolism
    • Figures of speech
  • Themes
    • The American Dream
    • Love and relationships
    • Social class
    • Women
    • Moral decay
    • Time
    • Corrective vision
    • Racism
    • Technology
    • West versus East
    • Religion
    • Crime
    • Immigration
  • Critical Views
    • Feminist criticism
    • Marxist criticism
    • Psychoanalytic criticism
    • Gatsby as America
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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