How Does Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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In many book, mainly all the authors using some kind of symbols in their story because it helps the reader to interpret the story more in depth from different aspects. “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”- Abraham Lincoln. Francis Scott Fitzgerald wrote the The Great Gatsby in all the perspectives of people love, wealth, dissatisfaction, society and classes, and also the visions of America… In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott. Fitzgerald used the eyes of Doctor T.J Eckleburg to symbolize the eye of the mind in each individuals such as Nick Carraway. A portrayed of a person’s gigantic blue faded eyes on a billboard and persistent stare over the valley of ashes. The author introduces the eyes of Doctor T.J.Eckleburg in the beginning of chapter two. “ But above the grey land and the spasms of bleak …show more content…

Fitzgerald develops the story in the third person because he want the narrator is also a character in the book with the role witnesses, quietly observing emotional expression of the other characters. He want Nick Carraway to have comments about the other characters, which could to influence the reader's feelings for the character. The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg saw everything like how George Wilson suggested, “ I said 'God knows what you've been doing, everything you've been doing. You may fool me but you can't fool God!' " “(8.72-105). The eyes can be considered as God, but the eyes can also be the eye in people mind. Of course each individual know what they had done and obviously they can’t lies to themselves. It is makes sense that billboard with the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg is developed as the Nick character. Instead of using the eye in the billboard as an inanimate object to views the moral failure, the author developed a character who is alternative with the symbol who is have judgement on other and also of

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