Moral Values In The Hunger Games By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The idea of a moral standpoint or compass, no longer exists in a corrupt society, corrupt societies only care about power and control along the way morals are lost in order to achieve such a goal. The roaring twenties were a time of corrupt moral values, Nick explains the loss of moral and traditional values through Tom’s infidelity, “He nodded sagely. ‘And what 's more, I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time.” (Fitzgerald 7). Tom sees it as totally okay to cheat on his wife and what more troubling is how he admits it in front of daisy and doesn’t see the wrong in his actions, Fitzgerald uses Tom as an example to show the declining morals …show more content…
Fitzgerald uses the wealthy couple as a means to represent the moral decline of society to further illustrate how corrupt society had become through the immoral actions of protecting the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the powerless. The government that holds all the power in The Hunger Games has a skewed moral compass or not one at all. Wealthy individuals have no morals in The Hunger Games, Collins shows us the moral decline present in society through Katniss’s point of view when she arrives at the Capitol, upon arriving Katniss witnesses the carefree citizens of Panem who are inhuman and watch the Hunger Games as a form of entertainment and use technology to fulfill their every pleasure, society in the Capitol does not see the wrong in having innocent children mindlessly kill each other instead they see it as entertainment exemplifying the horrific nature of society present in The Hunger Games, the games aren’t the only form of moral corruption also the addiction to materialism and greed, the Capitol exploits its economic power to force the individuals to work for them so they can live their extravagant lives, Collins portrays the dehumanization of society present in The Hunger Games. By addition to The Hunger Games Marie Lu’s Prodigy also presents a corrupt dystopian society …show more content…
When Katniss arrives in the Capitol she witnesses the citizens acting strictly on their id their primitive desires not realizing the grave immorality in their actions however one cannot blame them with this much wealth it is expected that some pleasures and luxuries are to be desired .Corrupt societies don’t care about morals or ethics, the main goal is absolute power and control by any

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