Freud and Marx

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Freud and Marx Hey! I got an A- on this paper, so I guess it's pretty good! I put my own personal spin to it in that not only did I compare Freud and Marx's viewpoints, I stated that perhaps what they saw in society was just a reflection of their own biases and personal inner feelings. Freud and Marx it can be argued were both, as individuals, dissatisfied with their societies. Marx more plainly than Freud, but Freud can also be seen as discontent in certain aspects such as his cynical view of human nature. Each were great thinkers and philosophers, but both seemed unhappy. Perhaps the social ills and trouble each perceived in the world about them were only the reflections of what each of the thinkers held within themselves. Each…show more content…
This view of economic class strife was just one stage of Marx's idea that all of history was leading up to some finality and that at such a time all of man would be able to live in a Utopia. Marx also applied this idea in reverse and attempted to explain that the Proletariot class and Bourgeois class have existed in varying forms for all of mankind's history. He tried to illustrate using the example of slavery and feudalism that each time a form of oppression by a class of another class was destroyed a new form took it's place. Marx felt that it was a Communist's responsibility to awaken the mostly ignorant Proletariot to this and help to abolish the concept of private property, which he also believed was the primary means of the Bourgeois to oppress the Proletariot workers. Marx predicted that Capitalism and it's Bourgeois patrons would eventually become thin out due to competition and therefore the wealth would become increasingly more centralised in fewer people's pockets. The spread of wealth would eventually become so uneven and lop-sided that a revolution would occur and the Bourgeois would be overthrown. Marx believed that Capitalism was probably the last form of oppression and once overthrown, everyone would live as a single society where all men could live
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