Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto

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Karl Marx: Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx attempts to explain the goals of Communism. It aims to cover the theory of this movement as well. Throughout his discussion he argues about class struggles and the exploitation of one class by another. He expresses the motivation behind all historical developments. The Communist Manifesto has four sections. The first section talks about the Communists' theory of history as well as the relationships between proletarians and bourgeoisie. The next section touches on the relationship between the Communists and the proletarians. Then, the next section addresses the wrong doings of others bringing in some previous socialist literature. The last section talks about the relationship…show more content…
Karl Marx famously states, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." This chapter points out the bourgeois’ position through private ownership of land, exploiting the proletariat. We often see throughout our earlier history the oppressor and oppressed against each other and in some instances it is seen more than others. Marx first describes the proletariat and bourgeois history. As the bourgeoisie developed in society the proletariat did too. So, it is the proletarians who are expected to eventually destroy the bourgeoisie. Proletarians base their living off of the way they live. As long as they can find some kind of work and their labor increases capital. The proletarians live a different lifestyle and they can be vulnerable to everything going on in society and because of the new developments and divisions of labor, proletarians wage decreases. Once this class was created it conflicted with the bourgeoisie. This conflict originally included the individual laborer, and other groups of workers that came on later rebelling against the bourgeois. These workers wanted to change the exploitation happening within the society. However, they were still divided by geography, competition and disorganization. So, when they did finally come together naturally they were under the influence of the bourgeois. There is always some kind of class conflict, which should simply be replaced by Communism says Marx. Historically, the bourgeoisie has always played an important yet revolutionary role in society. They have changed a various amount of occupations into wage laboring professions. The Bourgeoisie wanted all nations to create their own mode of production “creating a world after its own image”.
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