The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx Essay

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Karl Marx discusses in the first section of The Communist Manifesto about how history mainly consists of class struggles. He explains how there will always be an oppressor and oppressed, where there is an ongoing battle that always ends in ruins or in revolt. He also claims that if there continue to be different classes, the wealthy and ones in poverty, there will never be an end to this conflict over power. Marx believes that if were no classes, there will no longer be strife and everyone would share equal power and wealth. In this prompt, Marx uses allusion, cause and effect, and periodic sentences support and put emphasis on his claim.
Throughout the prompt, Marx uses allusion as one of his rhetorical devices to support his claims and points. He uses allusion to imply how history turned out negatively with various social classes and to connect points in history with the current present. For instance, after he describes that it can be found anywhere that society is in a complicated arrangement of social ranks, he says: “In Ancient Rome, we have patricians, knights, plebeians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations. The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms.” Marx refers to Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages because those times are great examples of class segregation of the…

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