Reference Critical Essays:
1. Plot Summary: The Great Gatsby - from Discovering Authors, 2003- Gale Database- Provides the plot and character analysis of The Great Gatsby.
2. The Greatness of Gatsby- Exploring Novels, 2003 -Gale database. This essay from an important critic describes Fitzgerald's great literary achievements in The Great Gatsby.
3. 'Our Gatsby, Our Nick'- Disovering Authors, 2003 -Gale database. In this entry, the noted critic discusses the appeal of Jay Gatsby as a tragic hero.
4. Fitzgerald's Gatsby: The World as Ash Heap- Exploring Novels, 2003 - Gale database. The critic in this article the critic examines The Great Gatsby as the ' powerful embodiment' of the corrupt era in which it is set.
5. Themes and Construction: The Great Gatsby- Exploring Novels, 2003 - Gale database. This critic examines the way Fitzgerald's themes in The Great Gatsby are a kind of culture clash by his juxtaposing characters from the west and east.
6. Historical Context: The Great Gatsby- Exploring Novels, 2003. This great Gale database explores The Great Gatsby in the historical setting of the Jazz Age, the Roaring Twenties, and the 1929 stock market crash.
7 F(rancis) Scott(Key) Fitzgerald - Discovering Authors, 2003. This is an excellent biography of Fitzgerald and all his works.
8. Overview of The Great Gatsby- Exploring Novels, 2003. In this essay the doctoral candidate examines the roles of the major characters in The Great Gatsby.
9. Criticism by Charles E. Shain- Discovering Authors, 2003. The author, an expert for many years on Fitzgerald, provides an overview of Fitzgerald's literary career
10. Overview of F(rancis) Scott (Key) Fitzgerald -Discovering Authors, 2003. This contains an overview of Fitzgerald's works and career.
11. Counterpoint as Technique in The Great Gatsby - Exploring Novels, 2003. This essay describes Fitzgerald's use of counterpoint in The Great Gatsby, in particular, his technique of setting character against character.
12. A Note on Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Exploring Novels, 2003. This critic in this essay asserts that The Great Gatsby is Fitzgerald's critique of the American dream and the outmoted values of traditional America.
13. Nick Carraway and the Imagery of Disorder - Exploring Novels, 2003. In this essay, the author reflects on the character of Nick Carraway and his role as narrator in The Great Gatsby.
14. F. Scott Fitzgerald - UXL Biographies, 2003. This entry presents Fitzgerald as the spokesman for the Jazz Age in America.
15. Gatsby: False Prophet of the American Dream - Exploring Novels, 2003. This work examines the religious imagery in The Great Gatsby.
Critical Essays from Academic Journals:
1. The Great Gatsby and the Obscene Word - College Literature, Fall 2005. This work explores the novel's use of language.
2. Desire's Second Act: "Race" and The Great Gatsby's Cynical Americanism - Twentieth Century Literature, Summer 2007. This essay examines the novel's "dynamics of racialization."
3. Carroway's Complaint - Journal of Modern Literature, Fall 2000. This essay examines Nick Carroway's reflections on the life of Jay Gatsby.
4. Gatsby and the Pursuit of Happiness - Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2003. This is another excellent critical analysis of The Great Gatsby and its relation to the Jazz Age.
5. Point of View: Telephones, Doubling, and Vicarious Learning in The Great Gatsby - The Midwest Quarterly, Spring 2012. This work analyzes the novel's various points of view in The Great Gatsby.
6. Oxymoron in The Great Gatsby - Papers on Language and Literature, Summer 2011. This examines the significant paradoxes throughout Fitzgerald's life and work.
7. The Literary Lineage of Names in The Great Gatsby - Notes on Contemporary Literature, May 2013. This interesting essay examines Fitzgerald's use of names in The Great Gatsby.
8. 'All Men Are Not Created Equal': F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby: Claire Stocks illustrates How the Narrator's Bias Towards This Novel's Hero Is Central To The Critique of Belief in the American Dream - The English Review, February, 2007. Here, the author, Claire Stocks, questions the title of the book.
These works are only a sampling of critical reference works and essays onThe Great Gatsby available from the Gale database.