Themes Of The Communist Manifesto

This essay explores the three main themes of the communist manifesto. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels discuss class struggle, the modern bourgeoisie as a result of the revolutions and also the proletariat’s as the subject and object of history.
Class struggle
Marx and Engels explore the conflict which was present between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat societies. Society years ago to today’s modern society have always worked in the same way, those of a lower class work for those above them. Class struggle occurs when the proletariats are paid by the bourgeoisie to produce things for them to sell. The workers or proletariats have no say in their pay or work as they need it as a means of survival. The bourgeoisie were a rich a powerful class
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In its place it has presented the world with free trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation (Marx and Engels, 2014). The bourgeoisie is constantly trying to extend its market, new products, and new means of business. All the while the proletariats are suffering. As the bourgeoisie changes so does society. Its expansion has led to new colonisations of businesses worldwide. This in turn has led to new nations being drawn into civilisation. With means of production and cost of manufacturing changing, society has to adapt to this new way of life. The power and money obsessed bourgeoisie is the cause of the revolution. Marx believed that capitalism contained the seeds of its own destruction. Every upper class needs a lower class which therefore in turn means capitalism needs a lower class and with the bourgeoisie exploiting the working class Marx knew it would lead to resentment causing the proletariats to revolt. The bourgeoisie were the antagonists for the revolution of the …show more content…
The proletariats are the subject and object of history as it is them who are the producers of all the produce we see. The bourgeoisie were merely just those of a higher class who dealt with the buying and selling of this produce. The proletariats provided their labour in exchange for money, land or food. As the bourgeoisie continued to change and mould society to what suited this in turn antagonised the proletariats. Marx states that every form of society has been based, as we have already seen, on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes (Marx and Engels, 2014). This can be seen in the proletariat movement that is seen as a huge revolutionary movement. Although the proletariats are not powerful by themselves when they band together they can be seen to overthrow the bourgeoisie to then begin to build their own society. The proletariats over throwing the bourgeoisie led to changes in society. The proletariats wanted to rise from their place in the working class to a place in power as the ruling

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