Analysis Of The Imitation Game By Karl Marx

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Karl Marx, the influential German philosopher of the 19th century, is considered to be the father of the conflict approach in Sociology. This approach can be used to describe disparities in society where sides, the advantaged and the disadvantaged, are in direct conflict with each other. During the 19th century Marx used his conflict theory to bring attention to the division between the social classes. Ferris and Stein explain in their textbook that as new industry developed and people moved en masse from rural locations to cities for employment, Marx witnessed an ever increasing economic disparity between those who owned the means of production and the workers. The capitalists, although smaller in numbers compared to the workers, enjoyed economic privileges at the expense of the workers. Marx foresaw that the division between …show more content…
By stereotyping an individual from a perceived lower group, society does not assess that individual’s personal worth, but instead generalizes about him/her in a reproachful way. Preconceptions about the inferiority of members of certain groups may result in those individuals being treated with injustice through discrimination. The movie, The Imitation Game, focuses upon three main areas of disparity: homosexuality, mental disorder, and gender stratification. Groups of people within these areas are deemed to be inferior because they do not measure up to what is accepted as being ideal by society and thus would hold a lesser position on a hierarchical ladder. In society women are seen to be subordinate to men, and homosexuality challenges society’s belief that heterosexuality is what is morally right. In the area of mental health, a disability is often perceived as an abnormality as it deviates from society’s definition of what is

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