The Russian Revolution And The Soviet Revolution

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Moreover, the Russian Revolution was the outcome of the communist party wanting to have complete control over the citizens in Russia. They displayed this idea with their thoughts about removing the practice of religion. They saw religion as an “opium,” for they believed it caused the people to be inactive –mainly the working class (Brose, 167). For they saw religion as a malicious idea, which caused them to see churches as a danger to the bourgeoisie because they believed that the proletarians were planning evil events against them (Brose, 167). Eisenstein demonstrated the communist oppression of religion with the jester on the cross in the priest’s hand as being a weapon (Bordwell, 66). When the priest in Battleship Potemkin was stroking…show more content…
The criminality was also at a major high due to the crisis and the unemployment rate. For men who were struggling with the issue of not working became violent and started beating on their wives (Brose, 180). Furthermore, they became beggars and women became prostitutes to make a living for themselves. This was illustrated in the film M by Lang, for throughout the film beggars and prostitutes were walking around and in one scene they were all in a tavern when the police were raiding through Weimar Republic. Another example in the film was when all the criminals were trying to track down the child murderer, so that they go back to committing their crimes of choice. All of the crimes that were committed in the film and in reality, were also due to the political turmoil. Yet, most of the crimes were done in hope of getting people’s minds off of the war and the economic crisis, and the best way to go about that in Europe was to talk about the rise in crime. During the 1920’s and 1930’s everyone was either reading crime stories or listening to the stories on the radio. This action gave the criminals the attention they were yearning for to feel important. Citizens were able to hear about cases like the case of Fritz Haarmann, a homosexual killer, who had killed over thirty men in 1925 with a vampire kiss on their jugulars (Tatar, 41). Furthermore, they even hear about cases like Peter Kürten’s case, for he had killed over thirty-five women
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