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In “The Great Gatsby,” Tom invites Nick to go to the city with him. As they get in the car and head to the city the “billboard of an oculist, Dr. T. J. Eckleburg, the eyes “dimmed a little by many paintless days under sun and rain,” brooding “over the solemn dumping ground.” Enormous spectacles “pass over a non-existent nose.” Tom drives into a gas station that belongs to George Wilson and Tom tells Nick he wants him to meet his mistress, Myrtle Wilson. They are introduced and George is so busy trying to buy Tom’s car that he ignores what is going on between Tom and Myrtle. Tom makes arrangements for Myrtle to take the train to New York so that they can meet for sex.
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