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Marxist - Malcolm and Macduff

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How do Malcolm's lies about himself and Macduff's responses in 4.3 reinforce bourgeois ideals, according to general Marxist literary theory?

A

They reveal underlying assumptions that the proletariats exist to provide for the bourgeois, and the bourgeois exist to expand their wealth.

B

They reveal that morality is a construct of the poor to enable them to envision a better future life.

C

They reveal Scottish societal principles that the common people have no value in the eyes of the bourgeois.

D

They reveal that a member of the bourgeois must ultimately use his/her power to advance the general good.

E

They reveal that the bourgeois actively suppress intellectualism in both themselves and the proletariats in order to forestall rebellion.