There's no mention of religion until the very end, when Myrtle Wilson's husband claims that he told his wife that she couldn't fool God. Why is this the first mention of God? How does this surprise mention of religion function within the rest of the story?
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God is directly referred to by Wilson in the end of the story, although, Dr. Eckelberg is alluded to be the eyes of God, watching over everyone throughout the text. From this, we can infer, that the actions and decisions of the main characters aren't made with a thought of God, faith, religious beliefs, or thoughts of punishment. They were careless, without a moral compass, and did what they liked.
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