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In the novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald there is an important theme in the eyes of Dr TJ Eckleburg These eyes watch over the events and characters of the novel like the eyes of God Many things happen in front of the eyes of Dr Eckleburg like the vehicular manslaughter of Myrtle There is one quote in particular that describes the eyes of Dr Eckleburg This quote has many different meanings to the reader depending on which way you pick it open This quote goes above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust 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 nonexistent nose But his eyes dimmed a little by many paintless days under sun and rain brood on over the solemn dumping ground 27 - 28 The eyes of Dr Eckleburg are really a billboard for an optician in Queens however if you start at the beginning they mean so much more than that We see that the setting of the novel is described as a very dismal place lacking hope dark and brooding when Fitzgerald calls it gray land that drifts endlessly Then all of a sudden the bright eyes of Dr Eckleburg appear on the horizon The blueness and the size of the eyes give the reader a sense of the sky and heavens with God in them The lack of a full face also gives you idea of Godliness because in society we are never really given a good description of what God looks like Also the color yellow in the glasses of Dr TJ Eckleburg gives the idea of sun which brings us back to the idea of the sky Only this
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