Whitney Tessers TMA 202 March 3, 2011 Prompt 12 “Bourgeois and Proletarians” from The Communist Manifesto - Marx 1. According to Marx, what is the “modern bourgeoisie” and where does it come from? What is the proletariat? (5) The modern bourgeoisie are the ones who lead the industrial revolution. They are those who are at the top of the companies who use machinery and not manufacturers. It comes from the markets growing and the demand for industrial production. The proletariat, on the otherhand, are the workers, or more, the class of laborers who only live if they have work. 2. Marx lists a number of problems that have entered society because of the rise of the modern bourgeoisie. List one and define it. Can you find a specific example of how this problem is still alive and well today in America? Do you see it as a “problem? Why or why not? (7) “The bourgeoisie has subjected the country to the rule of the towns.” Marx means that now, without the towns, the countrysides are nothing. They rely upon the towns to rescue the people
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