Always Watching

In The Great Gatsby there are many different examples of symbolism, the green light, the yellow car, the library. The most intriguing symbol that affects the majority of the characters are the eyes of doctor T.J. Eckleberg symbolizing the eyes of God and that he is always watching what goes on.  The eyes watch over the corrupt materialism and infidelity of the characters doing "nothing about it". They are an allusion to God allowing for the world to fall to pieces. The oculist who posted that billboard for his practice has since moved away, leaving his practice behind. The eyes remain, neglected, values are neglected. The Great Gatsby is a novel that exposes the corruption of morals, the conflict between love and money, and the tragically flawed characters that contribute to their own demise. This can be seen when George says "God knows what you've been doing, everything you've been doing. You may fool me, but you can't fool God" and turns towards the billboard. pg.159 #goodnoughperiod3

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