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In Chapter 8 , What do the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg symbolize to George Wilson? What is significant about this symbol?

 

luisa r #273201
Oct 08, 2012 11:03 PM

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In Chapter 8 , What do the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg symbolize to George Wilson? What is significant about this symbol?
 

Aslan
Oct 09, 2012 1:18 AM

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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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