Humans: The World's Most Social Animal Essay

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As humans we believe that in all of the world there is no creature superior to us. We believe that our capabilities of coherent thought makes us masters of the earth. The issue with that mentality is that we don’t recognize our flaws and fallacies. We begin trying to decide which type of human is superior, creating divides amongst ourselves, to the point where we are almost no better than the animals we look down upon. Always, in these ever changing situations, will there be leaders. The “top of the chain” who see fit to keep their affluent positions, and keep the masses under their control. Those who herd the masses like sheep, shrouding their vision and influencing their judgment. People’s opinions are affected and formed by their perception of events, and what they perceive is often staged by those at the top. However, even though the motives of the ruling class never change much, who those people are is often subject to change. The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, and The Hunger Games, all show a society in which the social hierarchy is headed to, or is in fluxuation, and that holds true with any society.
The Great Gatsby gives a clear and concise example of the separation of classes in America, which has not changed much since the 1920’s. Jay Gatsby is a prime example of the fluctuation in the social hierarchy. He’s the poor nobody who found his way to the top. The dishonest means by which Gatsby obtained his riches is an excellent example of the corruption one…