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F Scott Fitzgerald uses much symbolism in his literature here in the novel The Great Gatsby He uses the image of Doctor T J Eckelburgs eyes to symbolize a godlike being Fitzgerald uses the symbol of the two women in yellow at Gatsbys party to represent the values of the 1920s The food provided at Gatsbys party symbolically represents the members of 1920s society F Scott Fitzgerald uses Symbolism in the novel The Great Gatsby as an accurate reflection of life in the American 1920s In The Great Gatsby the symbol of T J Eckelburgs eyes represent a godly being watching over society Fitzgerald incorporates the eyes into his novel to represent a pair of all seeing all knowing and judging eyes which are meant to intimidate The character of George Wilson believes that the 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 the window- With an effort he got up and walked to the rear window and leaned his face pressed against it -and I said God knows what youve been doing everything youve been doing You may fool me but you cant fool God Standing behind him Michaelis saw with a shock that he was looking at the eyes of Doctor T J Eckleburg which had just emerged pale and enormous from the dissolving night God sees everything repeated Wilson p167 Through Wilsons beliefs Fitzgerald explains that the eyes can see everything including Myrtlesinfidelities Myrtle is a typical person of the 1920s She has put her own life and interests ahead of everyone elses including her husbands The eyes of God are frowning down on the 1920s society But above the grey land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it you perceive after a moment the eyes of Doctor T J Eckleburg The
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