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5 July, 15:50

Why would Fitzgerald include the Owl-Eyed Man? He appears in the library scene of Chapter 3, and then makes a comeback at Gatsby's funeral in Chapter 9. Discuss his contributions to the novel, what purpose you think he served for the plot, or what you think he may represent to readers.

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  1. 5 July, 17:01
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    Owl Eyes was included in the story (even though a minor one), to show how few people actually know Gatsby the way he really and truly is.

    Though he may have been scarcely seen, he is present in most of the important scenes like the party scene and the funeral.

    He along with Nick, are the only people who seem to understand and see Gatsby the way he really is. Though flawed he may be, Gatsby is also a person like everyone else to them. He also seems to represent the only side of humanity that would want to do anything with Jay Gatsby.

    Explanation:

    Owl Eyes is a minor character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" where he is seen in only two scenes - the party scene in chapter 3 and the funeral of Gatsby in chapter 9. He is the only person aside from Nick who seems to fully understand the true nature and personality of Jay Gatsby.

    Though minor he may be in his character, he is the only one who did not mention or even spread wild rumors about the party host Gatsby. Instead, he comments on the wide array of books present in the library, and seem to be impressed by it too.

    By his mere presence both in the party scene and then later in the funeral, he embodies the only true 'friend' of Gatsby aside from Nick. He along with Nick, are the only ones present in the funeral while the rest of the other people didn't turn up. They have been using Gatsby just for his wealth and parties, but once that facade recedes, they all disappear and were busy to even pay their respects to the man whose parties and company they had quite often enjoyed.
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