Nick states “It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete” (Fitzgerald 162). This connects to when Wilson thought that Gatsby had an affair and killed his wife.
Nick describes the valley of ashes as “a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills” (Fitzgerald 23). The valley of ashes symbolize the poor and connects to the rotting American dream.
In the novel Nick quotes, “The eyes of Doctor T.J Eckleburg are blue and gigantic. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non-existent nose” (Fitzgerald 23). The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg symbolize God watching over them and that connects to someone is always watching.