by Chris Berry
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His Utopia is a Christian
humanist view of an ideal
A Christian who believes it is up
to humans to change the world
based off Christ's model.
More doesn't simply offer a theoretical view,
but he provides specifics for how to create this
Utopia offers a Christianized
form of Plato's Republic.
The Christian aspect of the synthesis is
Christ's gospel of caring for the poor, the
oppressed and the downtrodden.
The Platonic, Republican tradition
is the Greek aspect of the
More wrote Utopia with a comedic tone,
allowing him to speak his truth while telling a
Humor and Comedy
Name Utopia is a joke because
Utopia means no where.
The local political system is
called a sty as in a pig house.
Property in Utopia
There is no private property in the Utopia
and everything is stored in open
People switch homes every ten years.
Agriculture was the most important job and
everyone participated and had equal
carpentry, and masonry
are also taught.
Tasks are simple deliberately so
that no one is better than anyone
Every household had two slaves
who were either criminals or
Criminal slaves were fettered in gold so as to
make them hate the substance and humiliate
There is one King who was the founder
Each town has its own elected mayor.
Utopia's Critique Of Britain
He was trying to criticize the
Protestants, which England was full
He wanted a communal lifestyle as a opposed
to his bustling London urban lifestyle, which he
seems to have disliked.
How do people of the Utopia
There is religious tolerance.
Divorse is allowed.
Simple and easy laws. No lawyers!