Essay The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, outlines how a society should be run under communism. The document provides truths to what is wrong with society; what causes these wrongs; how they can be fixed; and how this relates to humans and nature. Marx was a political philosopher of German ancestry. Marx and Engels split the document up into four sections: Section 1: Bourgeois and Proletarians, section 2: Proletarians and Communists, section 3: Socialists and Communist literature, and section 4: Positions of the Communists in relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties. The first section, Bourgeoisie and Proletarians, focuses on the…show more content…
As a result, Marx states, society changed to functioning purely on money.(1) Through all of this the bourgeoisie came to power. In the shadow of the bourgeois arose the proletarians, the lower class. The proletarians life was based around the struggle to find work and survive. Marx describes the proletarians as slaves just people used for labor. The proletarians were involved in an everlasting struggle with the bourgeoisie. With common backgrounds and equally low wages, the proletarians began to form groups and unions. The second section, Proletarians and Communists, describes the role of the communist in relation to the role of the proletarian. The communists side with the proletarians and share a common goal. “The immediate aim of the Communist is the same as that of all the other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat.”(1) Marx then goes on to state that communism wants to abolish private property from the bourgeoisie, saying that: “Bourgeois private property is the final and most complete expression of the system of producing and appropriating products, that is based on class antagonisms, on the exploitation of the many by the few.”(1) Marx
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