Marx And The Communist Manifesto Essay

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The proletariat would likely switch places with the bourgeoisie if a revolution inspired by Marx had been completely successful. An additional aspect of Marx’ style is his use of lists. In many of his works, including but not exclusively, The Communist Manifesto and “Theses on Feuerbach,” he will go as far as to number his points. In The Communist Manifesto Marx lists changes that he believes are necessary; for example, “a heavy progressive … tax” and “free education” (Communist Manifesto 27). This conveys that Marx is writing to a more common person, which is necessary for him to influence their actions.

Another part of Marx’ style is his indignant and often harsh diction. Because he includes himself in the proletariat group, he is very passionate about the cause, and feels personally oppressed, which explains his indignant, heated word choices, which lead to a blunt and disdainful tone. The proletariats, in Marx’ mind, have been abused since the beginning of civilization; they were “whipped, branded, tortured by laws grotesquely terrible” (Marx, Engels “Bloody”). He believed that the lower class was entitled to more than what they were given. The harsh and angry words make the reader feel the same way. If the readers are being “dragged from their wonted mode of life” themselves then Marx’ writing and speech would make them feel entitled as well (“Bloody”). Harsh words like “enslaved,” “exploit,” “famine,” “executed,” and “devastation” make the writings and speeches more…

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