The Similarities Of Sigmund Freud And Karl Marx

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It can be easily understood that Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx wanted to challenge the status quo within their societies. They grew to a level of dissatisfaction from the production of their community and wanted to emphasize the problems and revelations to birth from this. Karl Marx was born in 1818, in Trier, Germany. From a young age, Marx was curious about the conservative government that he lived under. This curiosity turned to frustration, then anger and he sought to research and reveal the real problems with society. From that, his theories of labor, class struggle, alienation, and communism were born. Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 in the Czech Republic. Unlike Marx, Freud’s frustrations with society came about in his collegiate years. During this period of Freud’s life, he spent much of his time researching and discovering …show more content…
Moreover, we as humans don’t know all there is to know about ourselves and the societies that we live in. The only way to truly understand the complexity of the world around us, is to reflect on, in Marx’s point of view the class struggles and for Freud, the unconscious mind. In reflection of these theories, they both have two global messages to learn from their respective theories. Marx wishes to educate the public on the apparent inequalities in the class system. He wants to point out that in the capitalist system, there is always a group of people forgotten and used. Marx is pushing for a communist society, a government that is equal to all and there is no place for a ruling class. Freud desires that we look to the unobvious implications of peoples actions. He wants us to question the motives of the people around us and ourselves, to analyze a meaning for the actions of the self. As mentioned, Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud hold many respective differences, but share the common goal of improving the system of the

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