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This spectre is revealed to be communism, and it captures the imagination at the very start. The second indication of quite sophisticated literary mechanisms at work is the way that the argument is built around a fundamental conflict. The “holy alliance” between what are described “reactionary powers” and “Communism.” The authors grab the attention of the reader by taking familiar politicians, such as Metternich, and other leading figures such as the Pope and the Tsar, and linking them with obviously evil individuals such as “police spies” in the same sentence (p. 2). This device recasts all these players as harmful opponents, and defines Communism in opposition to these elements as something positive and wholesome, as well as a worthy foe to these forces.
A second literary device that is used repeatedly in the Communist Manifesto is the use of emotive description, often piled up in an exaggerated way, in order to add drama and tension to the political views that are presented. Examples of this are the description of Free Trade as “naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation” (p. 5) and that of the doctrines of German Socialism as “The robe of speculative cobwebs, embroidered with flowers of rhetoric, steeped in the dew of sickly sentiment, this transcendental robe…” (p.26).
These above-mentioned devices make the text more elaborate, but at the same time more engaging for the reader, because they contain quite strong emotional content. The text switches from this elaborate language to a simpler style when key points are made. The authors make complex ideas simpler by using personification : “As the parson has ever gone hand in hand with the landlord so has clerical socialism with feudal socialism” (p. 23). They also split the text into sections with explanatory headings so that the reader does not mistake the key message contained in each section. There are recap phrases
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Marx has presented extensive argument for his stance and against the existing social structure that he strive to change and uproot in order to establish a society that was free from the strains and shackles of workmanship, bondage, and capitalism (Marx). Although the Manifesto covers a lot of topics in great depth, a complete analysis of the book is beyond the scope of this paper.
Communist manifesto Your name Course Instructor Date Communist manifesto Industrial Revolution and the rise of various socialist movements in Europe in the early 19th century Studies have shown that powerful and populous European monarchy during the political revolutions in North American colonies of Britain ignited a variety of revolutionary movements in Latin America, Haiti, and Europe in initiating seemingly and profound irreversible effects on western society.
In that perspective, as per Marx, the rise of the contemporary bourgeois society is not a novelty or a ground breaking change, but rather the sprouting of a new system endowed with all the ills inherent in the previous feudalistic or class based societies.
Name Instructor’s Name Course Date of Submission The Communist Manifesto The class system has become deeply embedded in our society and the society has been divided into different segments due to this system. The gap between the elite class and the working class keeps on increasing.
"Capital is... Not a Personal, But a Social Power" and Marx’s Use of the Word “Parasite” 3 Conclusion 8 Reference 10 10 10 10 Introduction Karl Marx was one of the famous philosophers who had devoted his entire life to the political activities and studies in political economy.
Today, the class struggle, is as real as it was then during French revolution. The middle class has taken the place of the bourgeoisie while workers and unemployed represent the proletariats. According to Marx, the middle class interest for a humongous profit would exploit the labor force due to forces of demand in the market.
He presents his suppositions about the operation of the society and politics. According to the authors, rising industrial workers exploitation will ultimately lead to a revolution under which capitalism is overturned. Marx’s theories about the society and politics reflect on the difficulties faced be industrial workers, who lived in abject poverty and worked in awful conditions with minimal political representation.
No matter where you are, the computer and internet make the world as small as your own neighborhood. In the years that Marx developed his theory there was a local industry that grew rapidly. Marx could not have known that the changes of industrialization would be world wide and wide brand 100 years later.
With market expansion, mercantilism paved the way for capitalism. However, with all its virtues, capitalism gave rise to inequality of income and wealth, resulting in inequality of economic and political power. The conflict between the bourgeoisies and proletariat worried many thinkers.