Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1007 Words Oct 12th, 2014 5 Pages
Some people believe in God and others don 't. There have been countless changes in morals and values throughout the various time periods in America. For example, the 1920s was a time of economic growth, jazz, prohibition, gender role change, and morality changes. The 1920s was a time when people tended to stray from what were previously common morals. It was no longer important to put God first in life. Throughout the novel though, it can be said that metaphorically God is always watching. Though in the the 1920s God took a back seat in most peoples lives, he was still present throughout the novel. God was metaphorically watching through Owl Eyes and Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, and contributes to the overall theme of The Great Gatsby. Owls are often said to represent wisdom. This is apparent throughout the novel with the reoccurring spontaneous appearances of the character dubbed "Owl Eyes" (54). We first meet him in Gatsby 's magnificent library. Then again at the end of Gatsby 's party. And lastly, at Gatsby 's funeral. While in Gatsby 's library, Owl Eyes is drunk. This supposedly enlightened character 's drunkeness shows the changing morality of the 1920s. Also, while in Gatsby 's library, Owl Eyes talks abouth how he 's surprised Gatsby 's substantial book collection is real. Nick and Jordan make small talk with him before quietly extracting themselves from this somewhat awkward run-in. Did Owl Eyes know something no one else did? When he talks about how Gatsby 's books…

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