Karl Marx
Human relationships have always been dynamic. Change and adaptability have gone
hand in hand with the passage of time for human society. Systems have been
developed to regulate, direct and control the resources of this society. The
systems are referred to as governments and the resources as the populace or
inhabitants and forces of production. A government must be dynamic in its nature
reflecting the change in society. At times these systems have resisted the
necessity to adapt with its components (Society) creating a deficit between the
system and those it regulates. As the deficits develop, they cause instability,
and could lead to revolution.1 Theories have been developed to explain the
systemic phenomenon Karl Marx was the greatest thinker and philosopher of his
time. His view revolutionized the way in which people think. He created an
opportunity for the lower class to rise above the aristocrats and failed due to
the creation of the middle class. Despite this failure, he was still a great
political leader and set the basis of Communism in Russia. His life contributed
to the way people think today, and because of him people are more open to
suggestion and are quicker to create ideas on political issues. Karl Heinrich

Marx was born May 5th, 1818 in Trier. Although he had three other siblings, all
sisters, he was the favorite child to his Father, Heinrich. His mother, a Dutch

Jewess named Henrietta Pressburg, had no interest in Karl\'s intellectual side
during his life. His father was a Jewish lawyer, and before his death in 1838,
converted his family to Christianity to preserve his job with the Prussian
state. When Heinrich\'s mother died, he no longer felt he had an obligation to
his religion, thus helping him in the decision in turning to Christianity.

Karl\'s childhood was a happy and care-free one. His parents had a good
relationship and it help set Karl in the right direction." His ‘splendid
natural gifts\' awakened in his father the hope that they would one day be used
in the service of humanity, whilst his mother declared him everything would go
well. (The story of his life, Mehring, page 2). In High school Karl stood out
among the crowd. When asked to write a report on "How to choose a
profession" he took a different approach. He took the angle in which most
interested him, by saying that there was no way to choose a profession, but
because of circumstances one is placed in an occupation. A person with a
aristocratic background is more likely to have a higher role in society as
apposed to someone from a much poorer background. While at Bonn at the age of
eighteen he got engaged to Jenny von Westphalen, daughter of the upperclassmen

Ludwig von Westphalen. She was the childhood friend of Marx\'s oldest sister,

Sophie. The engagement was a secret one, meaning they got engaged without asking
permission of Jenny\'s parents. Heinrich Marx was uneasy about this but before
long the consent was given. Karl\'s school life other than his marks is unknown.

He never spoke of his friends as a youth, and no one has ever came to speak of
him through his life. He left high school in August of 1835 to go on to the

University of Bonn in the fall of the same year to study law. His father wanted
him to be a lawyer much like himself but when Karl\'s reckless university life
was getting in the way after a year Heinrich transferred him to Berlin. Also, he
did not go to most lectures, and showed little interest in what was to be
learned. Karl\'s reckless ways were not tolerated at Berlin, a more conservative
college without the mischievous ways of the other universities. While at Berlin,

Marx became part of the group known as the Yong Hegelians. The group was
organized in part due to the philosophy teacher Hegel that taught from 1818 to
his death. The teachings of Hegel shaped the way the school thought towards most
things. Those who studied Hegel and his ideals were known as the Young

Hegelians. Hegel spoke of the development and evolution of the mind and of
ideas. Although Karl was younger than most in the group, he was recognized for
his intellectual ability and became the focus of the group. While at Berlin
"He came to believe that all the various sciences and philosophies were
part of one overarching, which, when completed, which would give a true and
total picture of the universe and man." (Communist Manifesto, Marx (Francis

B. Randal), page 15) Marx was an