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Unformatted text preview: Ideology: poor reflection of the material work. Quotes from Texts Materialism: life is not determined by consciousness (768) Two Classes : Bourgeois and proletarians (769) Exploitation/ objectification (765,767) Bourgeois control of production (771) Applications to literature Marxist theory can be a tool for examining how a text reflects the culture that produced it, especially if we want to talk about how the author depicts labor concerns (economy, workers rights, providing for families, etc.) Marxist theory can be used to talk about how an author or a work responds to the problems of capitalism- whether the text seems to be complicit with capitalist thought or in opposition to it....
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- Fall '08