What Does The Clock Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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There are copious examples of symbolism showing up in F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. One example of symbolism is when gatsby almost knocks over an old clock but gatsby impedes the clock from hitting the ground and resolves the problem by putting it upright and setting it to the correct time. Some people may misconstrue this as Gatsby being diligent but in reality he is doing something that is quiet odd, Gatsby is trying to turn back time not just the clock but also time itself, and although normal people know that this is not possible gatsby thinks that it is. Another Symbol that shows up are Wolfsheim's disconcerting cufflinks, these symbolize his bellicose behavior, when someone doesn’t follow proper decorum around him he supress’s
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