Marxism Vs Romantic Poetry Analysis

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A large majority of American people believe that the current social and economic order of liberal-capitalism is the best option for this country. Karl Marx and the Romantic poets are all opposed to this type of society. As outlined in this essay, these figures, respectively, in The Communist Manifesto and English Romantic Poetry an Anthology, explain their critiques of liberal-capitalism and then proceed to contrast those ideas of a perfect society with their own. I believe that Marx and the Romantic poets make very strong points against liberal-capitalism but I believe that their ideal societies each have large flaws.
Karl Marx expresses many oppositions to liberal-capitalism in The Communist Manifesto. Capitalism has a class system that helps
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First of all, there is no proof that any of these other ideal societies would be successful. They are both so radically different that it may be difficult to successfully transfer from one society to the next. In Marx’s ideal society, humans would have the ability to do what they want to and work when they want to. However, humans can be very lazy. It is very possible that this laziness would cause humanity to not be productive as Marx expects. If humanity is not productive, the whole society would fall apart because nothing would come from it. There would be no technological advances, there would be little food, and no creative flow so the society would be in a worse state than it is in now. As for the society proposed by the Romantic poets, it sounds like a nice and happy place to live. However, they only focus on the positive side of everything so they forget to mention any negative aspect of human nature that would come about with living in nature such as greed, selfishness, and jealousy. Both of these societies sound nice in theory but I don’t believe they would work in

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