Karl Marx Bourgeoisie Analysis

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In this essay I will explain Karl Marx’s conception of the development of the bourgeoisie, the development of the proletariat and where Marx sees this struggle leads to. I will also explain the bourgeoisie's relationship to feudalism. I will then discuss how capitalism has limited human freedom and what Herbert Marcuse thinks capitalism has done to individual humans. At the end, I will analyze Marx and Marcuse’s criticisms and I will explain my opinion on their criticisms.
Karl Marx is an economist and a philosopher that writes about the bourgeoisie and the proletariats. He believes that societies that have conflict are good because after these conflicts there's resolutions which cause society to improve and humans to become better than before. In the time of feudalism, a time when nobility/kings and Queens ruled the lands, the bourgeoisie were not as powerful as they later became to be. Then, there came an activity that put an end to feudalism, which Marx believes was good for society, and then with time the bourgeoisie gained power.
Marx describes the bourgeoisie as people who are rich that own the mean of production. These people don’t make money by producing and making things but by simply just owning companies and property. The proletariats are defined by waged labor, they do work for the
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Those with money get their money from the working class. Those in power will always stay in power and they control where their factories. Companies go. The workers have no say to where the company they work at goes. We see all of this nowadays with companies and factories. I also agree with Marcuse criticism of consumerism. Capitalism has limited human freedom because we all define our self by what we buy and what we have. We follow advertisements and buy what we see on T.V, magazines and social media. There’s an internal force within us that tells us we must buy that and have it. We don’t choose freely what we really

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