The Great Gatsby


Notice how often and in what context Doctor eckleburgs eyes are mentioned. Symbolically what might those eyes on the billboard represent

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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.