The poor son-of-a-bitch.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby. Chapter 9, Owl Eyes at Gatsby’s funeral, the only party-goer there. He is the one person who seems to feel sorry for Gatsby, aside from his father and Nick. The Owl-Eyed Man in The Great Gatsby has been compared to the Dr. T. J. Eckleburg billboard with its ‘all-seeing’ eyes. Both are symbols of a spectator god. His attendance as one of the few to attend Gatsby’s funeral could be seen as meaning that God is watching when humans are laid to rest and Gatsby was worthy of his presence at his funeral.