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Great Gatsby, The - The Eyes of Dr. T.J.Eckleburg
At the very beginning of Chapter Two, Nick talks about this face known as Dr. T.J.Eckleburg that looks out over "valley of ashes"(a garbage dump-it was hard to follow). When Nick is describing Eckleburg's eyes, he says the following: "The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic. Their retinas are one yard high." The human eye's retina is at the back of the eye, and can't be seen. The author (F.Scott Fitzgerald) meant irises or pupils.
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Contributed By: Anonymous on 06-16-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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betherether writes:
The copy of the book I read had some notes at the end of the book that recognized this slip-up. I don't remember what version I had, but it talked about a few other slip-ups, too, including the other one that is on this website.
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