Edward Bond (1934) is a renowned
post-modern English dramatist. Each of his plays triggers off an unending
debate about his use of explicit and enigmatic violence on the stage. Bond’s
plays1 Bond, E. (1978). Plays: Edward Bond.  are set in the mid twentieth century, during
this time the shift from an agricultural to an industrial society was rapid
around the globe. Bond highlights a set of socio-political problems inherent in
an industrial, capitalist society. Capitalism as an economic system has divided
the society into haves and have-nots. The Sea2 Bond, E. (1978) is an indictment of Capitalism and this
research is a Marxist study of the play to show the conflict between the haves
and have-nots and to unveil the superstructure established by the bourgeoisie
class. Though the dominant theme of the play is violence and injustice in the
society, yet the root cause of this injustice and violence is economy. In this
play, Edward Bond has juxtaposed two classes of the society; the proletariat
and the bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie exploit the proletariat in many ways. The
aim of this research is to trace the class conflict and the suppression of
lower class in a bourgeoisie society, the theory of Marxism helps to extract
the economic interests of the bourgeoisie class in the text. The basic tenets
of Marxism are not easier to summarize, but two well-known statements by
Marx(1818-1883) provide a sufficient point of departure: It is not the consciousness of men that determines
their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their
consciousness. The
philosophers Klein, H. (1991,p.93-101) have only interpreted the world in various ways;
the point is to change it. People have
been led to believe that their ideas, their cultural life, their legal systems,
and their religions were the creations of human and divine reason, which should
be regarded as the unquestioned guides to human life. Marx reverses this formulation
and argues that all mental (ideological) systems are the products of real
social and economic existence. The material interests of the dominant social
class determine how people see human existence, individual and collective.


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