Meaning of APPEARANCE AND REALITY

Meaning of APPEARANCE AND REALITY:

There is a belief especially advocated in any scientific study, that the appearance of social life may be different from its reality. As put forward by Karl Marx in his study of the capitalist society, the appearance of capitalist society is that of a liberal society where there is free wage labour, that is, people are free to sell their labour to whomsoever they want to. However, as the workers have no control over the means of production they have no alternatives but to sell their labour for a wage. This situation vests a lot of power with the capitalist that results in exploitation of the worker. Thus to understand reality, one should go beyond the superficial appearances.