The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx And Fredrich Engels

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The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels is a well-known political piece of writing. It’s been around since the late 1850`s and has contributed to revolutions around the world based off the message it conveys to the readers. The writing of Marx and Engels attempts to enlighten and mobilize readers who feel their message is true against a certain group of people. Marx and Engels openly explain the problems with capitalism and how there has been a huge gap between social classes throughout history, and the gap has only gotten bigger and bigger and will continue to do so until the lower class take a stand to their “superiors”. After reading The Communist Manifesto I have confirmed the reality of parting social classes and …show more content…
With the addition of new machines and means of production for the bourgeoise the proletariat has simply become “masses of laborers . . . organized like soldiers” (2). In other words, the bourgeoise class has so many laborers to employ and put to work, it doesn’t matter how badly the proletariat are paid or treated because the bourgeoise can always find someone willing to work until they`re used and abused and turned back over to the streets. Almost like wearing sneakers, in today’s modern world most people have more than one pair so whenever you’re tired of a pair you simply change to your other or go to the mall and get a brand-new pair. This example shows that the bourgeoise have the power to decide and the shoe representing the proletariat in really having no say to how long someone will wear them or use them for. Also because of these new machines as Marx and Engels state, “[the proletariat becomes] an appendage of the machine” putting spotlight to the situation of a worker (2). The worker isn’t the main factor to production not even considered a factor almost, the actual outcome according to the pamphlet is that as work increases for the proletariats, their wages decrease. Stripping down the proletariats and having them viewed simply as “paid wage-laborers” and nothing more the proletariats have all the reason to agree with Marx and Engels that they are paid very little compared to how much their bosses make off their hard work (2). Marx and Engels so far do sway their reader a certain way when they read that section of The Communist Manifesto. Whether for or against their view that capitalism is evil the reader knows how both authors perceive the

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