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A remarkable trait in which literature embodies is the ability to capture and preserve cultural and societal beliefs. One may read a literary work published in the 1800’s and observe how society has evolved since then, or in contrast observe how society has digressed since then. Regardless of the genre and content, one may still infer when the piece was produced based on the diction and syntax of said piece. This is possible because literature is essentially written picture- it is a time machine for your conscience, a window to the past. This beautiful quality can be exemplified through analyzing “A Doll’s House,” a play written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879 that portrays a Marxist view of society and oppresses women unreadily seen today.
A Marxist would see the images as an example of the conflict of class struggles between the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariats. Poverty is just the result of the governments’ failure to plan to prepare for a capitalist society. Poverty exists in such a drastic form, because of the exploitation of the working class and the unequal distribution of wealth. A Marxist would say that these images show the need for the creation of a classless society, because it would create a society free of class conflict. From a Marxist perspective, the women in Image A are playing some sort of version of what looks like badminton and do not look like they are suffering the extreme life of poverty of the proletariat class.
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11th ed. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 2013. 165-171. Print. Mays, Kelly J.