Marx Communist Manifesto Summary
All throughout history, there has always been a sense of hierarchy in society such as the elites over the peasants, aristocrats over plebeians, etc. Although there was much societal change in the time of revolution, this subordination of classes did not. Sprouted from feudal society, bourgeois continues the division of societal classes: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat.
The work of the Proletariats was to simply find jobs and work. They’d continue working so long as it increased the capital. However, Proletariats did not need any “individual character” to be working. They were simply an “appendage” to the machines in the factories. Not much skill or education was needed to work these machines, therefore, the cost of producing the materials was very limited. As work increased, their wages would decrease. As industry increased, so did the Proletariat. Factories were quickly becoming packed with more laborers. Conditions of living for them began to equalize, however their wages seemed to fluctuate in response to the competition between other factories. Technologically, the machines weren’t advancing due to their reliance on the workers to expedite production anyway. This began to tear down the Proletariats vivacious livelihood, so they began to create groups against the Bourgeoisie. Their banding together helped them keep better track on the stability of the wages and were more powerful in their occasional revolts. At times, they would be successful in these revolts. However, their real success stemmed from their lies. The continual oppressed behavior of the Proletariat was no longer compatible with society.