You find these kinds of connections and parallels throughout Powers's work.
The parallels Hong Kong readers find between the encroaching Titans and China have made it a huge success there.
So do you really think there are parallels between Castro and Obama?
And if you graph the Iraq War spending against our trade deficit, the parallels are pretty underwhelming.
Some of the parallels are literal and, of course, there are a few duds.
The result is a series of parallels in form which come under the evolution principle of convergence.
The principal street lies just north of the railroad, and parallels it.
The numberless stars of heaven, and the sands on the seashore are the parallels of the idea we find here.
All these changes have parallels in other Restoration adaptations.
This alone is sufficient to reject all parallels between their family forms and those of primeval man.
1540s, from Middle French parallèle (16c.) and directly from Latin parallelus, from Greek parallelos "parallel," from para allelois "beside one another," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + allelois "each other," from allos "other" (see alias). As a noun from 1550s. Parallel bars as gymnastics apparatus are recorded from 1868.
1590s, from parallel (n.).
Adjective Of or relating to lines or surfaces that are separated everywhere from each other by the same distance.
Noun Any of the imaginary lines encircling the Earth's surface parallel to the plane of the equator, used to represent degrees of latitude. See illustration at longitude.