The Great Gatsby

13. Why do you think Fitzgerald included the man with the owl-eyed glasses at the funeral? What might this man represent? Hint: What do owls symbolize?

Chapters 8&9

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His presence as one of the few people who actually attend Gatsby's funeral could demonstrate "God's" watching when humans are put to rest or could mean that in all his observing of Gatsby, he at least thought that Gatsby was worthy of his presence at his burial.