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Eyes In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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Ever Seeing Eyes of the Light ATTENTION GETTER In Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald depicts the life of an everyday broker named Nick, and an elegant man named Gatsby. As an American writer, Fitzgerald did a great job symbolizing different things in The Great Gatsby. Throughout the story, eyes and lights are the symbol most important because the eyes symbolize that somebody is always watching and judging your every movement, also Fitzgerald uses lights to symbolize how unobtainable happiness is. The eyes of T.J. Eckleberg and and Owl Eyes are used throughout the story and are both recurring. Owl Eyes is a very minor character in the grand scheme of things, but his eyes are one of the most important pairs. Before the novel has taken full flight, Jordan and Nick come across a strange man in Gatsby’s library who is amazed that Gatsby owns all of the books. “‘What do you think?’ he demanded impetuously. ‘About what?’ He waved his hand toward the book-shelves. ‘About that. As a matter of fact you needn’t bother to ascertain. I ascertained. They’re real.’ ‘The books?’ He nodded” (Fitzgerald 45). Owl Eyes questions the accountability of Gatsby, because there are a very large number of rumors of things that Gatsby has accomplished and done. It may come across as odd that somebody would question the accountability of a wealthy man during this era, but there was a mystery behind Gatsby because so few people were actually able to meet him at the parties. Not only was
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