The Great Gatsby

3. The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleberg, what do they represent for Wilson?

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Many critics suggest that the eyes symbolize God looking over a sinful land. In George Wilson's case the faded eyes can symbolize the death of the American dream or the American dream being an illusion to begin with. In either case, poor George Wilson has a life that is full of shattered dreams.

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