The Great Gatsby Lesson Plans
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Character Study Sheet for The Great Gatsby

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A three section study guide, this character study sheet helps students to organize and deepen their thoughts on THE GREAT GATSBY by focusing on character relationships to one another and to the novel's themes. 1. Character Overview Identify one important character trait for each of these characters and find a quotation from the novel that relates to this trait. 2. Character Pairs: Compare and Contrast Write one paragraph for each character pair. Discuss the important similarities and differences of these characters. Discuss also what ideas or values each character can be said to represent in the novel. 3. Character and Theme Identify one of the novel’s themes. In two paragraphs, identify ways in which two characters relate to (or are expressive of) this theme.