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1 Marxism in “The Twins & “The Patriot” Marxism in “The Twins” and “The Patriot,” poems by Robert Browning “The Twins” and “The Patriot” are two poems written by Robert Browning in which he emphasizes the importance of the characters in his poems. The social classes are obvious in these two poems because of their position in society. In both poems the characters level in society are determined by their position and their beliefs. The theory of Marxism is apparent in both poems. The class conflict in “The Patriot” determines the patriot’s fate and in “The Twins” it determines the fate of the beggar and the alms. In the “The Patriot”, the story of the patriot begins with his memories when he was a political figure and the people saw him as a hero for defending the people. As a politician, the patriot was very proud of his job and enjoyed the benefits received for his job. The character of the Patriot was a politician who was very proud to serve his government and his people. The people in return were proud of the Patriot because he did his job by defending them. The Patriot is seen as a hero. However all changed for the Patriot. He now walks by those who praised him as a leader before and now see him as a traitor. The Patriot’s level in society has changed. The same people he protected will now punish him with death. This is where the Marxism theory is
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