Thomas Moore's Utopia

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Thomas Moore's Utopia by Mind Map: Thomas Moore's Utopia

1. Overview

1.1. Thomas More's Utopia is a Christia-humanist vie of an ideal society

1.2. More does not simply offer a theoretical view, but provides specifics for how to create this world

1.3. Utopia offers a Christianized form of Plato's Republic

2. Utopia- The last great Christian synthesis of the Renaissance

2.1. The Christian aspect of synthesis is Christ's gospel of caring for the poor, the oppressed and the downtrodden

2.2. More wrote Utopia with a comedic tone, allowing him to speak his truth while telling deeper story

2.3. The Platonic , Republican tradition is the Greek aspect of the synthesis

3. Use of humor or parody

3.1. Utopia means nowhere(title is a joke)

3.2. The name he gives to the British precints is a sty which is where pigs live. He calls Britain a Pigs Sty

4. Division of property

4.1. He divided every 30 houses into different precincts called styes

4.2. Communal ownership of land there is no such thing as private ownership of land

4.3. There are no locks on the doors whivh are rotated every ten years

5. Utopian Working Life

5.1. Communistic lifestye

5.2. Agriculture is the most important job on the island

6. Why does Utopia use slavery

6.1. Every household has 2 slaves that are either criminals people from other countries

7. Utopian government

7.1. Welfare state, free hospitals for everyone, premarital sex is punished by a life of celibacy and adlutery is punished by enslavement

8. Social Critique of Great Britain

8.1. Contrasts the contentious social life of European states with perfectly orderly reasonable social arrangements of the Utopia

9. Happiness

9.1. New node