Utopia - Thomas More

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

1. Overview

1.1. Thomas More's utopia ia 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. Utopia- the last great Christian synthesis of the Renaissance

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 synthesis

2.3. More wrote a utopia that can be toned allowing him to speak his truth by telling a deeper story

3. Humor and Parody

3.1. utopia leads nowhere

4. Property

4.1. No one owns anything. 15-16 adults lived per household. everyone is required to move from household every 10 years.

5. Working Life

5.1. Agriculture is the most important job on the island. Every person is taught it and must live in the countryside, farming, for two years at a time, with women doing the same work as men.

6. Slavey use

6.1. Slaves are from other countries or utopian crimminals

7. Goverment

7.1. criticizes his own british government because utopian government is perfect and theirs is wrong

8. Social Critique

8.1. it mocks great britans (economical and government) system

9. Happiness

9.1. freedom of religion, going with the system,intelligence