Reading the Communist Manifesto reminded me a lot about the Marxist Theory of the origin of the French Revolution. When we briefly went over the Marxist Theory at the beginning of the French Revolution unit, I didn’t realize that Carl Marx was the principal thinker that went along with this theory. I remember finding it interesting that an entire Revolution, and the France’s case, one that lasted for many phases and generations, could be a result of conflict between social classes. As I read the Communist Manifesto now, I realize just how complicated Marx’s theory really is. It’s not just that there is conflict within the classes, a need for representation for all people, and neglect of that need. What I gather now is that the main driving force that the bourgeoise provides for a Revolution is its desire and need to continue a nation’s progress. As Marx criticizes a capitalist society in the start of the book, he also states that the bourgeoise, the class who supports capitalism because of its inherent drive towards advancing technology, is the driving force because they are the ones who sense the progress that the world must take, whether it is technologically, familiarly, or governmentally. The bourgeoise’s promotion of capitalism, in my opinion, is what begins the tension between them and the other classes. While other classes want to veer away from a capitalist society, the bourgeoise disagrees, and thus starts the conflicting classes, which leads to the rest of the Revolution. Do you all agree with this, or does anyone have a different interpretation of what Marx tries to teach the readers in the opening chapters of the Communist Manifesto?