Her gray, sun-strained eyes stared straight ahead

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter III) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jordan Baker is described with “grey, sun–strained eyes”. Her eyes could be linked to the valley of ashes; the grey could symbolise how Jordan is really just one of the others, while her sun-strained eyes are similar to those of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg’s. Fitzgerald may have described Jordan in such a way in order to emphasize her role in the novel as someone who watches the others while being among them. (As opposed to Dr. Eckleburg who watches the others from the outside.)

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