Examine the thematic connections between "Owl Eyes" and Dr. T.J. Eckleburg

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Examine the thematic connections between "Owl Eyes" and Dr. T.J. Eckleburg

The thematic between "Owl Eyes" and Doctor T.J. Eckleburg is how they look over everything in ash heaps, how they both have bespectacled eyes, and how they have a point of missing in the story toward the end.

"Above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg. The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic-their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose. Nose"(Fitzgerald 23). Owl Eyes always goes to Jay Gatsby's parties and freeloads off his money and also sees everything that goes on. Nick saw Owl Eyes examining the book case in Gatsby's house noticing and amazed that the books are real.

Owl Eyes and Doctor T.J. Eckleburg both overlook a train station and three buildings an apartment, a building looking to be rented, and George Wilson's gas station, this is also called the ash heap or the valley of ash.

Doctor T.J. Eckleburg and Owl Eyes have bespectacled eyes. Doctor T.J. Eckleburg has beat down, faded, painted on blue eyes, and Owl Eyes has random looking intelligent glasses. "We strangely down quickly through the rain to the cars. Owl Eyes spoke to me by the gate." I couldn't get to the house,"he remarked."Neither could anybody else.""Go on!" He started."Why, my God! The used to go there by the hundreds." He took off his glasses and wiped them again, outside and in." The poor-son-of-a-bitch,"he said"(Fitzgerald 176). These eyes remind the people of West Egg and East Egg of God's eyes looking down upon the town.