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Evaluate the pros/cons in life in Utopia Humanity always seems to debate on what makes a perfect society. Whether it is completely controlled by the government or a free nature of state. In Moore’s Utopia, he explores the aspects of this so called perfect society. Yet like any piece of literature, the reader might find pros and cons to life in “Utopia” the way Moore describes it. These can include the sx hour working day and everyone being materially equal, as being positive. Versus women having...

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More, the author, describes Utopia as a community or society possessing highly desirable or near perfect qualities. However, this fictional society would not work especially in today’s day and age, because the description of the cities and farms hinges upon a general fact of Utopian life: homogeneity. Everything in Utopia is as similar as it possibly can be. According to Hythloday the cities are almost indistinguishable from each other. They have virtually the same populations, architecture, layouts...

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Utopia

Utopia is defined as an imaginary place in which the government, laws, and social conditions are perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia by Sir Thomas More, published in 1516, describing a fictional island society composed of fifty-four cities with the same structure and way of life. Thomas More creates an ideal society, seemingly perfectly balanced, contrasting the flawed society in Europe at this time. From the geography of Utopia to the acceptance of religions, More’s society is...

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Utopia

American nation. In Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs and Utopia by Thomas Moore, we are presented two life styles, which some might consider very similar in various ways. Both authors focus on a peaceful living lifestyle, to better the people of the nation. Although some of their specific details are different, I believe that Jacobs would definitely approve of the features that More develops in Utopia. Utopia occupies a crescent-shaped island that curves in on itself, enclosing a...

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Utopia

Utopia Utopia is an ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system. The word was imported from Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean. Politics and history A global utopia of world peace is often seen as one of the possible endings of history. Within the localized political structures or spheres it presents, "polyculturalism" is the model-based adaptation of possible interactions between different...

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Utopia

Thomas More’s Utopia is a work of ambiguous dualities that forces readers to question More’s real view on the concept of a utopian society. However, evidence throughout the novel suggests that More did intend Utopia to be the “best state of the commonwealth.” The detailed description of Utopia acts as Mores mode of expressing his humanistic views, commenting on the fundamentals of human nature and the importance of reason and natural law, while gracefully combining the two seemingly conflicting ideals...

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Postmodern Utopias

Postmodern Utopias "A late twentieth century style and concept in architecture that represents a departure from modernism and it has a heart of general distrust of grand theories and ideologies as well as a problematical relationship with any notion of art," this is the Webster's definition of the word, postmodern. Then we have a utopia, which is "an imaginary place or state of things in which everything is perfect." Utopia is also, a definition by Webster. The idea of a postmodern utopia is as follows...

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Utopia and Dystopia

night, the man finally finds the paths. These two paths are separated by an old massive tree. Through the dim light from moon, the sign of the right side says “Brave new world, King—Aldous Huxley”. Turning to the left side, the men reads the sign “Utopia, King—Thomas More”. Thinking and wondering around the road, the men still can’t figure it out which road is better to choose. Suddenly, a wizard popped out. Switching the magic wand, the wizard said “Don’t be anxious, young men. I’ll give you two...

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More's Utopia

Bad Place "They say, though, and one can actually see for oneself, that Utopia was originally not an island but a peninsula. However, it was conquered by somebody called Utopos, who gave it its present name- it use to be called Sansculottia- and was also responsible for transforming a pack of ignorant savages into what is now, perhaps the most civilized nation in the world" (More 50). This excerpt is from the book Utopia written by Thomas More. The author explains how he heard this from a man,...

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Utopia Essay

society’. Discuss this statement in light of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia and another text of your own choosing. In your response make detailed references to forms, features, context and values of your texts. Utopia by Thomas More and The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan, criticise and challenge the dominant ideologies of their society. Thomas More uses Utopia as a satirical text to criticise and challenge the corrupt society he lives in. Utopia was written during King Henry’s reign and anything that was obviously...

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