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    Constructivism, written by Russian artist and designer, Aleksei Gan, and The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism 1909 written by Italian poet, Filippo Marinetti, both have written an extensive manifesto of their movements. Aleksei Gan believed that since most people are joined through labor, technologies’ of individual branches of production would form a united social technology, accurately and concretely. Constructivism took artists and architects, and turned them into Constructors. This caused them turning away from aesthetic or speculative problems in art and instead focusing on the fusion of art with everyday life in order to create the desired functional system of design. Filippo Marinetti Futurism movement questioned why people should…

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    Engels and Marx believed that the fight between the classes is the base for all history and social conflicts. The wealthy class, known as the bourgeoisie, were those who owned the factories and the means of production. Marx and Engels believed that the bourgeoisie made their money off of their employees, the working class, what they termed as the proletariat. The rich got richer while the poor got poorer. The Communist Manifesto also stated that the working class will rebel against the rich to…

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    ASSIGNMENT Q. Dario Fo’s play, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, is an epistemological critique of modern society. Discuss. A. The basic entities of the modern society, be it the judiciary or the state, media or religion, or the common man himself, are susceptible to being constructed in many ways, which could be contradictory to each other. Dario Fo, in Accidental Death of an Anarchist, sets out to critique one of the constructions of the modern society, constructions built upon lies, deceit,…

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    his/her status and class in this world. Although the intentions of Marxism seem to be for the greater good, Condorcet is far more realistic; therefore Condorcet’s program is more likely to succeed. Antoine Nicolas de Condorcet’s The Progress of the Human Mind is a general overview of the drastic, yet beneficial changes during the Enlightenment: “the human race was avenged by the swift triumph of liberty and reason” (187). In Condorcet’s tenth and final step of The Progress of the Human Mind he…

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    Different “Ways of Seeing” In the essay, “Ways of Seeing,” John Berger applies Marxism to art history. Marxism is the social, economic and political theory formed by Karl Marx. It deals with class struggle and the oppression of the lower classes by the upper classes. In the essay, Berger focuses on using Marxist methodology, when he analyzes and explains an artist named Frans Hal. Berger uses Hals paintings to demonstrate the structure of social classes, and their struggles to give an idea of…

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    An Inspector Calls is a play written by Dramatist J.B Priestley in 1945. Priestley was a left-wing socialist and this was one of the factors which influenced him to write this play. Even though the play was written in 1945, it was actually set in 1912, right before the start of the First World War. It is set in the spring of 1912 at the Brumley home of the Birlings, a prosperous industrial family in the North Midlands, getting involved in the death of a woman named Eva Smith. The Inspector uses…

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    frustration of the lower class. When Marx began his document with history of class struggles, he gave power to the lower class people and sparked a destruction of their oppressors. He argued how in the 19th century Europe was divided into two main classes, the wealthy class was bourgeoisie, and the lower working class was proletariat. After suffering for years the proletariats decided to use their autonomy and make choice to gain some power. In the 18th century the proletariats were controlled…

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    During the Industrial Revolution there major problems were stirring in European society. These problems mostly involved the rankings in society between the middle class and the poor workers. These problems extended to the Netherlands on how the rich looked down at the poor. The ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the authors of the Communist Manifesto, were exceptionally different from the ideas of Abraham Kuyper as seen in their religion or absence thereof, the audience to which they were…

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    with Breton’s original manifesto and Anais Nin’s more recent novel, House of Incest, where there is a similarity in content but a separation in structure. Nonetheless, this progress is undermined by an inherent failure to express the ideas in surrealist thinking efficiently by both Nin and Breton. Within Breton’s manifesto and Nin’s novel, there are a number of similarities…

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    Rousseau On Inequality

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    The organization and structure of a society have sometimes been key historical reasons for change in many different countries, empires or regimes. If a society was organized in a way that favored a particular race, religion, or political group then the seeds for revolution have already been sown. But given the works of Rousseau, Marx and Colbert it seems that society has been organized in a completely imbalanced manner. Using Discourses on Inequality, Communist Manifesto, and Colbert’s segments…

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