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Symbolism in "The Great Gatsby"

Summary: Discusses the use of symbolism in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".
In almost all novels and books there is some kind of symbol. By definition a symbol is a concrete object that represents an idea or set of ideas. A symbol in a novel could be many different things. For example, it could be an actual object that represents something, a person, or even a place. In the novel "The Great Gatsby", by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are many objects that function symbolically. The three main symbols are the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, the green light at the end of Daisy's dock, and the weather.

One of the major symbols in the novel is the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, which is a pair of fading eyes painted on an old billboard over the Valley of Ashes. This symbol could represent the eyes of God or some other religious figure. Fitzgerald is trying...

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