Examples Of Abuse Of Power In The Great Gatsby

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Corrupt regimes are seen abusing their power to control and instill fear into the population. abusing of power is seen as a way to retain onto their power and stay ahead. The wealthy abuse their power for their own gain, Gatsby explains how powerful individuals are able to get away from their own mess and leave it for others, “I couldn't forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. 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” (Fitzgerald 136-145), Tom and Daisy have enormous wealth which …show more content…

Anyone else was, frankly, considered a waste of space and resources … The thing is—over time, the laws evolved and twisted. Things changed. At first the Trials weren’t given to children and they didn’t favor the wealthy… ‘The public is angry, but the senate is afraid to change things that might lead to them losing control again. And to them, the Trials area a way to reinforce the Republic’s power.’”(Lu 218-219). The trials are a way to reinforce the publics control over their life and decision making, the trials are an abuse of power, forcing every individual of any class to take part to determine whether or not they can be useful or not is an act of abuse to retain absolute control over the population much like the Hunger Games, the trials are a separate scheme to remind everyone who decides every aspect of their life, corrupt societies try to remove the option of freedom from every aspect of an individuals life and only prefer those who are in power and despise the powerless since they have no say or way to stop the

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