Utopia- Thomas More

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Utopia- Thomas More by Mind Map: Utopia- Thomas More

1. Overview

1.1. Thomas More's Utopia is a Christian- humanist view 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. Christian Synthesis

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

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

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

3. Humor and Parody

3.1. Utopia means nowhere.

3.2. The local political system is a Sty

4. Division of Property and its Effects

4.1. Communal ownership of land and no private property.

4.2. Religious toleration

5. Working Life

5.1. Slavery

5.2. New node

6. Slavery

6.1. Every household has two slaves.

6.2. Slaves are either from other countries or Utopian prisoners.

7. Government

7.1. Laws were made very simple.

7.2. No central ruler

8. Social Critique of Great Britain

8.1. The book is showing what is wrong in Great Britain and what should be.

8.2. Includes social classes in society.

9. Discovery of Happiness

9.1. Most people are given more power.

9.2. This perfect society creates peace between classes and there is no dispute over land.