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The Imbalance of Power in the Great Gatsby

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FC: Imbalace of Power: Wealthy vs. Poor

1: Contemporary Connection to: The Hunger Games | The Great Gatby | The Hunger Games

2: "‘Really? I was down there at a party about a month ago. At a man named Gatsby’s. Do you know him?’" -pg 36

3: Gatsby and the other wealthy socialites partied regularly, and wasted money, this relates to the "Hunger Games", in which the wealthy people of the Capitol whose daily life seemed to include parties, elaborate dressings and wasting food, while the less fortunate people in Panem starve.

4: "If she saw me out of the corner of her eyes she gave no hint of it - indeed. I was almost surprised into murmuring and apology for having distrurbed her by coming in." - pg 10 | In the quote from the text the prominent wealthy ladies are ignoring Nick because he is not as wealthy, therefore he's not as important. This relates to how Katniss, Peeta and the other tributes were ignored by the prominent gamemakers, in the "Hunger Games", because they were not seen as important enough.

5: Nick noticed how it appeared Tom and Daisy were conspiring in the cover up of Myrtle's death. This relates to how the president of the Capitol conspired in changing the rules of the hunger games and how the rebels in the Capitol secretly plotted to destroy the President's plans for the hunger games. In both events, the wealthy having power over the poor is shown. | "There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together." - pg 135

6: "‘You make me feel uncivilized, Daisy,’ I confessed on my second glass of corky but rather impressive claret. ‘Can’t you talk about crops or something?’" - pg 15

7: When Daisy was talking to Nick about certain plans, Nick announced how uncomfortable he was in talking about it (he wasn't used to that lifestyle), this compares to how Katniss, from the "Hunger Games", ate with her hands when she first got a taste of fancier foods (she wasn't used to eating so much).

9: Great Grandparents | Nick states how Tom and Daisy carelessly run through other people's lives. This can be connected to how the wealthy citizens in the Capitol carelessly run through the people's lives in Panem, by taking their children for the hunger games, then leaving their families to bury the bodies they forced others to destroy, and wasting food at the expense of the starving citizens of Panem. | " They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made..." - pg 190

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