Essay on Eckbert the Fair

2072 Words Nov 25th, 2012 9 Pages
Sawyer Auer
LIBLR 123
Take home exam #1
October 23,2012

Tieck; Eckbert the Fair Tiek’s “fairy tale” of Eckbert the fair strays from the classical conception of style given to modern fairy tales. Fairy tales are often associated with several defining characteristics; extra-ordinary circumstances, “happy endings” and a moral to be learned. While Tieck’s tale does obey two of these three guidelines, he does so in a negative manor going the opposite way of twentieth century thought. Tiek’s protagonist Eckbert is first and foremost described as “…little more than medium height with short, light blond hair that hung in a plain fashion, closely framing his pale, drawn face.” (pg.35). Eckbert is, normal, plain and pale. Average in more
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A revolutionary in Marx’s context doesn’t have a positive or a negative connotation, simply a meaning; someone who does away with a old system. To Marx, the Bourgeoisie was a revolutionary group for their role in abolishing the feudal system that precluded them; the proletariat would be revolutionaries too, for their (intended) role in collapsing the capitalist bourgeois society. Marx and Engels saw the bourgeois as destroyers of the feudal era of natural superiority. (Page 68).Whereas before the Feudal serfdom was still in place, god given birth rights granted the few privileged over the many, thanks to the revolutionary bourgeois that “natural superiority” was torn down , replaced by the new system of “cash payment”, Where economic need and the hoarding of capital separated the few from the many. This new step or system can be characterized by a term common today, “free trade”. This bourgeois capitalism survives by taking personal worth away for an exchange value, which Mark states as being for the purposes of exploitation. Through making personal worth an exchange value the new society has changed all major professions into simple wage laborers (page 68). The bourgeoisie are in constant need to change and evolve the methods of production and how production relates to society. Capitalist society defends its rebranding of social values as a necessary step

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