Summary and Critical Analysis of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

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Summary I. Bourgeois/Proletarians Individuals have been classified on the basis of prestige acquired mainly through economic success and the accumulation of their wealth throughout history. The Communist Manifesto begins with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels discussing the differences of the Bourgeois from the Proletarians. The proletariats are exploited and seen as capital, rather than equals by the oppressed bourgeoisie. With the bourgeoisie being a dominant force in the population, they eventually came to power. Slowly, they became the leaders while all of the other classes were left behind. The modern bourgeois created a manufacturing system that took control over the feudal system when it was no longer able to meet demands and supply goods. The world market that we live in today is the result of our “Modern Industry”. This free market society forced societies to fend for themselves, leaving behind their patriarchal ways, while the bourgeoisie continued to thrive. The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his “natural superiors”, and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self interest, than callous “cash payment”… (p. 15) The bourgeoisie obtained power contrary to those before them, they failed to realize that they wouldn’t be able to survive without the classes below them, the proletarians. Those who

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