The Great Gatsby

How does the author in the great gatsby Demonstrate the role of symbols in the human conception of meaning

Human perception vs reality

--------- How do symbols help humans to understand and create meaning about people and the world around them

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Consider what Fitzgerald uses as objects of major symbolic importance:

The green light- Daisy and the "American Dream"

The Valley of Ashes- Moral decay and blind pursuit of wealth.

The Eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg- God staring down upon the corrupt human condition.