Trujillo maintains his power by degrading citizens and instilling fear inside the members underneath his dictatorship. One way Marxist Criticism can be applied to In the Time of the Butterflies is looking at how Trujillo maintains his power by degrading citizens in the country. He degrades his citizens by taking away or destroying everything they have to make their lives miserable. Trujillo does this to ensure that no one, besides himself, will
Hitler was a Nazi. A Nazi is a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. He believed that Jews could not be Germans. Hitler believed that Communism was a huge threat to Germany and should be destroyed; however, Stalin was a Communist. “Communist party officials-including Joseph Stalin…” (P. 542).
Communism in the Cold War "The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want, they spread and grow in the evil soil of the poverty and strife. They reach their full growth when the hope of a people for a better life has died. We must keep that hope alive." as said by Harry S. Truman on march 12, 1947 in The Truman Doctrine. While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different.The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817).
Equivalently, Hans and Sophie Scholl similar to Schindler fought against the dictatorship and harassment of the injustice tyrant Hitler. When Hitler came to power he wanted to preserve the Aryan race while exterminating and abusing those he believed were undesirable. He used words and pictures to make people perceive flesh and blood as inanimate objects; replaceable and useless. Whether it was out of fear, hate or simply the incapability to see past the glamour he had created, he obtained enough followers to take over the German government. Once he obtained the power he silenced the people through laws, making it so that the slightest criticisms of his view was punishable by death, torture or imprisonment.
CVCP, nowadays, has embraced political platforms from the Communist Party of China and the Communist Party of Vietnam. The party is seeking possible way for a peaceful transition to socialism. The only solution for the problem of exploitation and oppression against mankind is the termination of the system of capitalism. This termination depends on socialism, which can make possible by the lead of the U. S. working class. The class, with its enduring history of revolution around the worlds, is capable of initiating mass movements and making transition possible.
Communism can be summarized in this sleek maxim, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” (“What is Communism”). Communism as we know it today is based on the writings of two German economists, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (“What is Communism”). In their book “The Communist Manifesto” published in 1848 they argued that the problems in society were caused by an unequal distribution of wealth (“What is Communism”). In order to obtain happiness for all the distinctions between rich and poor must be abolished, since the rich will not give up their possessions the poor must rebel (“What is Communism”). In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. it portrays a future America in which all are equal.
Instead of purging enemies in the Nazi party, Hitler ordered the assassination of his friend and chief of staff of Germany's paramilitary formation, the SA, Ernst Rohm. The SA held conflicting ideas with the Nazi Party, and leaders of the SA threatened to seize control of Germany; thus, Hitler saw the SA as a threat to his goals. With the elimination of Ernst Rohm and the dissolution of the SA, it enabled Hitler to proclaim himself as Fuhrer of Germany and allowed him to claim absolute power. All in all, Stalin and Hitler claimed totalitarian rule over their countries by eliminating their political enemies and potential
The government, upon the wishes of the public, viewed the strikers as being foreigners out to destabilize the country. Thus, they used force to crush these revolts. However, the strike marked a starting point for a change in labor relations and American identity. In conclusion, the Pullman Strike of 1894 was instrumental in changing American labor relations. Prior to the strike, the government always tended to side with the owners against the workers.
However, by using violence as the primary method to abolish the government and boasting about the dominance of the revolution through the Carmagnole, the revolutionaries discredit themselves. Inciting fear into the population and by attempting to fight their distraught state with violence, they are gradually turning from the oppressed to the oppressor. The people of the French revolution while fighting against an oppressive government do so in an unjust manner, in turn, delegitimizing the revolution revealing how violence is never the answer. The revolutionaries dance the Carmagnole to advertise the dominance and authority of the revolution; however, this demonstrates their aspiration to be dominant over society. The dancers in the Carmagnole are “dancing like five thousand demons” exemplifying the goal of the dance to incite fear into its enemies (288).
“The Diamond Necklace” by Maupassant teaches how this clash defines society’s interactions with each other. Understanding the desire of the proletariat class to overcome the oppression caused by those who have control over them, will give more understanding to the relationship between the Loisels. Through the characteristic flaws shown by Matilda, Marxist theory is upheld. With Marx’s idea of how Capitalism works, class conflict, manipulation, and repression are exemplified through the characteristic conflicts that build and destroy the husband and wife’s relationship within the story, while helping them become one with each