The Manifesto Of The Communist Party: Chapter Analysis

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In the early 19th century the economic system of capitalism took flight in industrialized Europe, particularly in London and certain areas of the mainland. With this new system of capitalism, social and economic classes began to change and divide. This divergence created a friction between the classes that only grew as people began to voice their dislike. An obvious voice of this dislike was Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ as they collaborated on the Manifesto of the Communist Party. Initially this work was very unpopular, it was simply one document of many but eventually became a prominent piece of framework for the revolutions that followed. The Manifesto of the Communist Party contains a preamble followed by four chapters where the authors express their dislike towards capitalism. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of capitalism and how its’ affects can be damaging towards society and life as one may have known it. Marx expresses that capitalism is a corrupt ideal of economy, that the end result of capitalism will be catastrophic and cause the demise of social …show more content…

One could describe the character of Scrooge as self-absorbed, inconsiderate, and so cold that “the cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice” (Dickens, Stave 1). Scrooge despised Christmas, calling it a “humbug”. Scrooge is asked to give donations to the poor around the holiday and he responds with “are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?” (Dickens, Stave 1) which reflects his capitalistic mindset. Scrooge shows no concern for the working class, saying that those who struggle should die and “decrease the surplus population” (Dickens, Stave 1), reflecting the idea that the individual man is just a cog in the machine and is easily

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