Socialism and Ideas Associated with the Movement in Relation to those of Romanticism
Although diverging in opinion on many topics and in many areas, Romanticism was as much an idea as it was a building block for Socialism. Romanticism developed after the French Revolution of 1789, and was influencial to Socialist icon Karl Marx’ ‘Communist Manifesto’. This was the leading piece of literature for the socialist/communist movement that followed. This was a period of social unrest where people and communities looked into the feasibility of socialist ideologies. A system of social organization which advocated the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production, capital, land …show more content…
Socialist Revolutions have occurred from the critique of many different fields including literature, art, law and religion all ampely scrutinized by the Romantics. Romantics began this criticism which then turned to society, the ensuing study of the French and English Revolurions and their social class struggle lead to thoughts of Socialism and the theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
However Romantic and Socialist revolutions have often ignored crucial questions about the justification of such a movement in which masses of innocent people will be killed and the whole society suffers. Although, this didn’t stop