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The Great Gatsby In the novel The Great Gatsby the eyes of Dr TJ Eckleburg represents god the all seeing and all knowing god which society cannot fool George Wilson believes that the advertisements eyes are the eyes of god I spoke to her he muttered after a long silence I told her she might fool me but she couldnt fool God I took her to her to the window and I said God knows what youve been doing everything youve been doing You may fool me but you cant fool God Fitzgerald explains that the eyes can see everything including Myrtles affair Myrtle has put her interests before everyone elses and the eyes can see this The way the advertisement of Dr TJ Eckleburg is described in the novel also gives a god like feeling But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dusk which drift endlessly over it you perceive after a moment the eyes of Dr TJ Eckleburg The eyes of Dr TJ Eckleburg are blue and gigantic-Their retinas are one yard high They look out of no face but instead From a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non-existent nose his eyes dimmed a little by many painless says under the sin and rain brood on over the solemn dumping ground The description gives a sense that there is a giant being that watches constantly over the land in any weather The eyes are also describes as unhappy as thought it is unhappy of what it is seeing in society The eyes are unhappy of the 1920s society the people are spending large amounts of money and act selfishly The symbol of the eyes of Dr TJ Eckleburg is very much appropriate for this novel It explains shows that the author is disappointed with the way society was in the 1920s just as the eyes seem to
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