Hum/202 Week 2 Reading Questions

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IHUM 202 Name¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬_______Nhi Tran_________________________ Reading Questions Communist Manifesto 1. What are the impulses and systems that allowed the bourgeoisie to develop and increase as a social class? There are many factors that contribute to the development of the bourgeoisie: - the discovery of America - the rounding of the Cape - the East Indian and Chinese markets - the colonization of America - trade with the colonies - the increase in the means of exchange and in commodities These advantages undoubtedly help the bourgeoisie gain rapid growth in commerce, navigation and industry. 2. Identify at least two specific negative effects that Marx claims the rising bourgeoisie and capitalism have on nineteenth-century society.…show more content…
As the country undergoes capitalism, class division is inevitable, leading to the takeover of semifeudal and monarchy over the feudal class. It ends the “feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations”. Moreover, the bourgeoisie development also distorts the holy religious aspect to a selfish individual calculation, which is all about making benefits for oneself. Even the tight family relationship is also degraded to a mere “money relation”. Everything is for the purpose of monetary benefit of society and individuals. The second pernicious influence is human resource exploitation. Laborers become more like work tools for industrial monopolies rather than human beings. Genders and age do not matter to the authority as they prioritize their benefits over the workers’. Not only do they have to suffer from exploitative boss, the proletariat is also made advantage of by other powers, such as landlords. The exploitation is brutal for the working class, while the rich does not stop making money out of these unfortunate
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