This clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail offers a humorous look at some of Marx’s key concepts (and Weber too). From the moment the King introduces himself to Dennis until the end when the peasants engage a discussion of the different forms of government, the ghost of Marx is ever present.
How are Marx’s concepts dramatized in the social interaction between the characters?
How do the peasants see themselves in the social order? [hint: think in terms of their class relation/relationto the social division of labor].
What do the peasants think about the King’s claims of authority, ownership, and power?