TEXTS AND TRADITIONS SUMMER 2017-18
2 X 400 to 500 words – 2 X 15%
DUE BEFORE – Wednesday 7 February 5 PM
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Choose TWO of the following quotations from the list of four from The Communist Manifesto and explain in your own words what they mean in terms of Marx’s views on history and the society of his day.
Write 400 – 500 words each.
You can also explain by putting them in the context of the text as a whole, and surrounding passages if that helps, but do not simply repeat, copy or paraphrase Marx’s text instead of explaining. You may quote selectively from other parts of the text.
*Show comprehension of the quotation.
*Show comprehension of the overall text.
*Organise a short clear argument explaining your understanding.
Marking Criteria as in the Learning Guide p. 11:
1. Written expression and presentation format
2. Relevant focus and comprehension of the primary text presented in responses
3. Organisation and coherency of arguments.
“It compels all nations, on pain of extinction, to adopt the bourgeois mode of production …” (p. 16)
“The weapons with which the bourgeoisie felled feudalism to the ground are now turned against the bourgeoisie itself.” (p. 18)
“He becomes an appendage of the machine, and it is only the most simple, most monotonous, and most easily acquired knack, that is required of him.” (p. 18)
“The real fruit of their battles lies, not in the immediate result, but in the ever-expanding union of the workers.” (p. 19)