What Does Owl-Eyes Mean In The Great Gatsby

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We really don’t know much about Owl-Eyes, because Nick never spoke of him nor described him. The only image we have of Owl-Eyes is a pair of eyes, which makes me to believe that in the book Owl-Eyes is more of a symbol than a full character. Traditionally, the owls are a symbol of wisdom. They have a great vision and can see in the dark night, however they also are associated with an omen of death. We first met with Owl-Eyes in Gatsby’s library. He is one of his guests, who is surprised to find that Gatsby’s books are real and not just empty covers designed to create an image of a great library. The discovery that Gatsby has real books, I think impressed Owl-Eyes and that was the turning point of his respect for Gatsby. That real respect, I
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