Justice, a Tragedy or Conspiracy in Marxist perspective
Justice -A Tragedy- by John Galsworthy is an exposure of injustices done to prisoners .Falder a weak-willed clerk, forges a cheque to help a woman, who is ill-treated by her husband. He is sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment. His solitary confinement in prison makes him a nervous wreck. Again he forges a letter to get a job after his imprisonment. He commits suicide because he can never become a law-abiding citizen. Here, tragedy is caused by the rigidity of people. The need for prison reform and relaxing divorce law is also stressed. But this is not just a tragedy; it is a conspiracy in Marxist perspective.
Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883), German philosopher and political economist and Friedrich Engles (28 Nov 1820 – 5 Aug 1895), German political philosopher were the founders of Marxism. ‘As an economic theory, Marxism looks specifically at the capitalist economic system, based on how the forces and the relations of production work within the capitalist mode of production. In a factory, for, instance, a worker performs labour on raw materials, and thus transforms those raw materials into an object, in the process, the labour adds something to the raw materials so that the object is worth more than the original raw material what the labour adds is called surplus value in Marxist theory. While labourer is paid he or she is not paid in terms of what the value the labourer has added to the raw material. The goal of capitalist production is to sell the object made, with its surplus value, for more than the cost of the raw material. This excess in price which comes from the surplus value added by the labourer is owned only by the capitalist, the owner of the factory gets the profit while the poor labourer gets only his wages. The aim of Marxism is to bring a classless society’. According to Marxism society is divided into different classes. The major division is...