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How does Wilson view the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg? What do they mean to him?
The eyes on the abandoned billboard are a symbol of the decline of the Valley of Ashes and the poverty that led to Myrtle’s dissatisfaction.
The eyes, and the billboard, have been there for as long as Wilson remembers and symbolize his marriage to Myrtle.
The eyes are not symbolic, but he feels they are intrusive, and wishes the billboard would come down.
The eyes symbolize the city, just over the bridge that is so different from the Valley.
They eyes symbolize the watchful gaze of God, who sees everything and judges everyone.