Publishing refereed article by a Faculty Member from the Department of English “The Archetypal Criticism in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby”


Dr. Nimer Abuzahra, from the Department of English, and Bissan Badareen, a senior English major, published a refereed article entitled“The Archetypal Criticism in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby” in the Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT).

The researches addressed and analyzed the archetypal approach of a famous American novel written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. The researchers’ goal is to find out the archetypes of images, patterns, characters, colors and analyze them. To begin with, the archetypes of places and how they are used in the novel to represent something else are discussed.

This study also addresses several colors used in the novel. For instance, the colors green, white, yellow, grey, blue, silver and golden which give insight into the characters and their lives. Colors are used to symbolize a person's inner thoughts or feelings. Colors, such as green, white are used to find one’s true feelings; while others use colors to hide their true persona.