The Great Gatsby Symbolism Analysis

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when she tried to escape her home, she is also the reason Gatsby and Wilson die. And Finally Meyer Wolfsheim, a friend of Gatsby’s who is a gambler he is known as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series. Many events that occurred in the novel were taken from Fitzgerald’s personal life Fitzgerald uses an array of colours that all symbolize multiple meanings some of which critics say are controversial such as Fitzgerald’s use of Doctor T.J Eckleburg’s blue eyes which is an advertisement halfway between west egg and new york in an industrial area named “ the valley of ashes”, Doctor T.J Eckleburg symbolizes god as his eyes “ see everything” and he “ stares down on the American society and judges them” This symbol is presented through Wilson’s personal belief when he stated “ God sees everything” as he looked up to the eyes of Doctor T.J Eckleburg, However Wilson is the only character in the novel that is religious and believes in a higher power (“ you can fool me but you cant fool god “ “ god sees everything” repeated Wilson) as the rest of the characters have lost their morals Wilson represents a minority in the American society at that time. In the 1920’s people’s moral obligations towards themselves hit rock bottom everyone was drinking illegally, partying and having affairs which was contrasting to the America before the world war thus a group of tradition holders known as the lost generation criticized the state or phase America was in they did that through writing
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