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Marxist would criticize the song "I Need a Dollar" by Aloe Blacc.
Marxist would criticize this song because it’s about how a guy needs a dollar and wonders if anyone would give him a dollar to help him out but nobody does. In the song it says “And I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need. And if I share with you my story would you share your dollar with me." This example shows that the person is so desperate for a dollar that he would do anything just to get one. From the beginning of the song to the end he goes through struggles because he has no money and no one would give him money. Marxist would criticize this because they believe in the rich helping out the poor and Marxism is about how the poor people struggle from lack of money.
Another reason a Marxist would criticize this song is because in the song the guy finds a job to earn money and then the boss fires him. The song says, “Please Mr. Boss man I need this job more than you know But he gave me my last pay check and sent me out the door.” A Marxist would criticize this song because they believe that the poor work for their money and in the song the guy tried to work for his money but instead the boss fired him. Also this is an example of how the rich took advantage of the poor by not giving him the job when he needed the money the most.
In closing a Marxist would criticize the song “I Need a Dollar “by Aloe Blacc
Article posted February 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM •
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Jen, this is a great example! I believe you did a good job at explaining that theory.
Comment Posted on February 15, 2012 at 11:34 AM by
Jenny I totally agree with you. I do think a Marxist would criticize this story.
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