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Art is a hammer? Really, Karl Marx?

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Karl Marx

‚Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it.’ (Karl Marx)

Actu­ally, I don’t fully agree with Karl. Ok, right... some­times art is abused just to reflect the artist’s opin­ion about a cer­tain thing or to show cer­tain people who behave in a way the artist dis­likes how bad they are. Movies are more likely affected by that wag­ging finger, usu­ally doc­u­men­taries but also fic­tional movies. The prob­lem is: