” All history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles”
From this sentence, Marx explains that throughout history the minority ruling class always exploited the majority working class. The Communist Manifesto outlines the class struggle between two social classes: Burgeoisie and Proletariat that resulted from the Industrial Revolution that led to the development of Capitalism and the susbstitution of manual labour by machinery.
Marx criticizes the impact of Capitalism on society which led to comsumerism and class antagonism. Consequently, he offers communism as a solution whose main aim is creating a classless society.
In The Little Cask by Maupassant, the concept of Capitalism appeared through the character of Chicot who wanted to expand his land and the materialistic relationship between the two characters which is only based on money.
I think this book can be read in Modern times where capitalism and comsumerism invaded almost all societies. But on the other hand, when I think about Communist countries existing now as Cuba, China, Vietnam..etc. I see them unstable and I don’t see Communism(nor any other political ideology) as the ultimate solution to the class struggle. Could it be a bad interpretation of Marx’s communist perspective? or is it simply that there is no realistic solution for class antagonism?