Karl Marx - The Victory of the Proletariat and the Fall of the Bourgeoisie In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx writes of the proletariat working class on the verge of revolution due to the overwhelming oppression perpetrated by the bourgeoisie. Marx lays out a sequence of steps, which demonstrate the coming of the revolution, a revolution caused consequentially by the actions of the bourgeoisie. As the bourgeoisie constantly form new ways to revolutionize production, they invariably move toward a consequence wherein the working class discovers its oppression and turns to the only means of change possible, a complete revolution. Marx first discusses the necessity for the bourgeoisie to revolutionize instruments of production, an action necessary for the benefit of their own profit. The owners, who incessantly “resolve personal worth into exchange value,” (p. 828) attempt to derive new forms of production to minimize the “callous ‘cash payment’” owed to their workers in order to maximize the surplus of production.
This is best seen by their laying off all the employees they can to maximize profits, and their manipulating Milton’s problems in articulating his grievances (Office Space). Marx also writes that the bourgeoisie are constantly “revolutionizing the instruments of product, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society,” in their pursuit of more capital (Marx). This is also displayed at the Initech company, with the employees being occupied with changing softw... ... middle of paper ... ...thing because they did not want the complete overthrow of the bourgeoisie, they want things to change but they do not want to be in charge. They would not be described as Communists but as bourgeois socialists, for they “want all the advantages of modern social conditions without the struggles and dangers” (Marx.) The problem it is that the bourgeoisie would need to be “for the benefit of the working class,” and in Marx’s work and in the movie the bourgeoisie have done things only for their own benefit (Marx).
This society has established new classes, new oppression and new forms of class struggles among the proletarians. This in turn has split the society into two ranks of social struggles the bourgeoisie and the proletarians. “It is high time that communists should openly punish their arms Capitalism was the sole element involved in the make of the bourgeoisie society. This was a profit driven system that was binding to expand. This was manifested by the global market of labour, evidently expanding by new means of technology.
Karl Marx once said “Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor is sucks” (Karl Marx Quotes). Marx is well known as the Father of Communism, but now that the cold war is over and Communism is but a theory of government for a few countries, we can study Karl Marx as a visionary of his time, who foresaw how capitalism would grow out of control. With the used of religion, government laws and capitalism the wealthy will always reach out to control the masses. Karl Marx defined history through economic class struggle. He argued that society was divided between the bourgeoisie (middle class, business owners, and capitalists) and the proletariat (wage workers).
It is a trickling effect that starts with the class struggle and moves up to the state and eventually creates a revolution. All of these components begin with the inequalities that the classes share. Marxism is a theory that is trying to move into a classless society so that everybody is on an equal level and that shows how the problem ... ... middle of paper ... ...nic and look for ways out. The people who are in control of steering where the revolution goes have to deal with the people in panic, as well as watching how the state reacts back to the crisis. In all the main point Theda Skocpol used for a social uprising is Marxism's class struggle.
Marx and Engels placed much of the responsibility of forming this ideal society on the individual. They called upon the working class, the proletarians, to unite and overthrow their oppressors, the bourgeoisie. In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels urged the “Formation of the proletariat into conquest of political power by the proletariat.”1 The proletariats needed to disregard their immediate interests in order to promote the general will of the masses. The Communist Manifesto called upon all proletarians to unite in order to overthrow the bourgeoisie for the implementation of a classless society. One of the main roles of the indi... ... middle of paper ... ...freedom and resources that are necessary.
This notion is conveyed to an extensive degree in Metropolis through the machinery. Lang articulates his concern with the growing popularity of capitalist values during the 1920s through the debasing effects of technology on the workers. The dehumanization of the proletariat is witnessed in the wide shot of Georgy’s at this clock machine. His robotic body language and imitation clock machine suggests that he is an appendage of the machine, placing him as an integral component of technology which further elucidates the stripping away of his identity. In addition, the long shot of the factory emphasizes the size disparity between the great machines and the workers.
In the Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels. The authors make sure that it’s very well known that proletarians (the working class), are being oppressed by the Bourgeois, and they also make sure every one knows that it is not the first time in history when there is a minority that rules over the majority, and that this ends up in class conflict, that leads to a revolution where the powerful are overthrown. The way that the Marx, and Engels demonstrate that the Bourgeois are inherently oppressive is by talking about the way their private land is giving them increase of power over the proletarians, and that the proletarians are being in a way enslaved by their labor (job). Instead of feeling enslaved by their job they should (in a ideal society) happy about their labor, but are instead, in the contrary, being exploited to mass produce, and not being paid enough for their labor; demonstrating that Bourgeois are benefiting from the
Finally, he explains that the bourgeoisie need to continually change their way of leadership if they want to stay in power. The proletariats, in Marx’s opinion, go to great lengths as to how the modern laborers seem to be seen as part of the machinery and are only good for what labor they produce. Marx reveals that the proletariats are a unique class, and that they are connected by the miserable existence they share in common. He believes that they have nothing to lose, and that by being proletariats they have no powers or privileges to defend; rather, to help themselves they must destroy the entire class system. Because of this, when they have the revolution they destroy everything.
With these new advances, Marx describes that the middle class was destroyed and industrial millionaires resu... ... middle of paper ... ...ss…” The fourth and final section, Positions of the Communists in relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties, talks about how communists work with different parties. Marx describes their relationship by stating that they try to find parties that hold similar beliefs. Communists try to find parties that believe in power to the working class and believe in the overthrowing of the bourgeoisie. Marx concludes by saying that the working class must unite and use force to overcome oppressors. The Communist Manifesto, presents the basic beliefs of communism.