Utopia-Thomas More

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

1. Over view

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 Plato's republic

2. Christian synthesis

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

2.2. the Platonic, Republican tradition is the greek of the synthesis

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

3. humor and parody

3.1. Utopia means nowhere

3.2. the political system is called a sty

4. Divided property

4.1. No private ownership of houses

4.2. this allows even distribution of land and their residents

5. Government

5.1. free welfare state

5.2. free hospitals

5.3. tolerance of religion

5.4. travel allowed by internal passport

6. Slavery

6.1. Slavery is a feature of Utopian life and it is reported that every household has two slaves

6.2. The slaves are either from other countries or are the Utopian criminals.

6.3. hese criminals are weighed down with chains made out of gold.

7. Work Life

7.1. 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

7.2. every citizen must learn at least one of the other essential trades: weaving (mainly done by the women), carpentry, metalsmithing and masonry

7.3. All able-bodied citizens must work; thus unemployment is eradicated, and the length of the working day can be minimised: the people only have to work six hours a day (although many willingly work for longer)

8. social critique of great britain

8.1. by talking about a utopia he is criticizing his own country

8.2. by talking about a utopia he is implying that this is how britain shoud be

9. pursuit of happiness

9.1. im sorry i dont have the answer

9.2. this is in yellow so you have a hard time to read this

9.3. i assume they should be happy since they live in a perfect city