external image marx-2.jpgKARL MARXexternal image Old%20Major%20Hands%20Up.JPG

  • Used to represent Old Major
  • Marx ideas similar to Old Majors speech
  • Inspired communistic revolution
  • Revolt carried out shortly after death
  • Had ideas twisted by Napolean/Stalin

"Our lives are miserable"(.5)
"This single farm of ours wouls support a dozen horses...ect..living in a comfort and a dignity...why do we continue in this miserable condition? Because nearly the whole of the produce of our labour is stoled by human beings"(.6)
"Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever"(.6)
"Man is the only creature who consumes without producing...yet he is lord of all...sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare min"(.6)
"The evils of this life spring from the tyranny of human beings"(.7)
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The more a society produces the better it will be
Capitalism is wrong(upper class is a minority, does not produce and still had ownership)
Working class needs to sieze power through a revolt

born in 1818 in Germany
enrolled at University of Bonn and University of Berlin
moved to Paris where he became a communist
wrote The Manuscripts which outlined his thoughts on communism
Died in 1883