Discuss the Aspects of the Utopian Society That Thomas More Clearly Positions Us to View as a Positive

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The popular novella written in the early sixteenth century, by Thomas More called “Utopia”. Outlines various aspects of the world of “perfection” while comparison towards England at his time. By Analysing “Utopia”(1515), this essay will discuss the aspects of the Utopian Society that Thomas More clearly positions us to view as a positive. The aspects that this essay will include are religion, war, law and money.

Religion was a major controversial issue in Thomas More's time. Religion mattered to such a great extent that it was enforced by the law in the sixteenth century. More's decision to write about religion in his novel was to compare and contrast between the two worlds and show people how positive the Utopian society is. “There are several sorts of religion, not only in different parts of the island, but even in every town; some worshipping the sun, others the moon or one of the planets” this quote from the novel suggest that a variety of religions are practised in the Utopian society, and any individual is allowed to choose any religion that suits them the most without any restrictions. The choice of religion may sound normal in today's society, but it was highly controversial in More's time, this is why religion is positioned by More as positive in the Utopian Society.

More's opinion about war in Utopia is completely different to the opinions of the nobility class about war, which was unusual considering More was also classified as nobility in his time. War in Utopia plays an important role in viewing the Utopian society as a positive place to live in for everyone. Women in More's time were forbidden to participate in war at all times, thus why More creates a comparison between Earth and Utopia by using the following quotation “women likewise, are trained up, that, in cases of necessity, they may not be quite useless, yet they do not rashly engage in war”, this quote represents that women In Utopia are not classified as the weakest kind and have...
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