Another animal in the aquarium is a seahorse, which is accompanied by its “vast progeny.” In spite of giving birth to thousands of baby seahorses, the “father seahorse” is shy and unwilling to show itself to the public—instead of swimming around the tank, it hides in the corner. Eggers suggests that the seahorse symbolizes Ty Gospodinov, the “father” of the Circle. Like the seahorse, Ty is shy and he despises publicity of any kind. Also like the seahorse, Ty doesn’t seem to have much control of the company he spawned.
The Seahorse Quotes in The Circle
He couldn't get enough of the shark, its anxious circling.
"Until next time," Stenton said finally. He nodded to Mae, and then to her watchers, who were now one hundred million, many of them terrified, many more in awe and wanting more of the same.