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.

2.2.1. New node

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

3. Humor & Parody

3.1. Utopia means nowhere..

3.2. 1. The political system is called a Sty 2.(every 30 houses are divided into Sty's) He is calling the people of Great Britain Pigs.

4. Eight Theme's of More's Utopianism

4.1. 3. The working life in the Utopia is spread out equally between people. Agriculture is essential, everyone, men or women know how to do it, and everyone would know how to do any job.

4.2. 4. Utopia's uses slavery, because they are either Utopian prisoners or slaves from other countries. Or they broke the law of the Utopia. Slaves can be released for good behavior.

4.3. 5. The Government life in Utopia consists of the laws being very clear, simple and understandable. There are some leaders who watch over the Utopia, but are not in complete control.

4.4. 6. How is the Utopia a social critique of Great Britain? Perhaps Great Britain is nothing like this, there is not equality or rights to women, so this mocks their system. Britain have a King and Queen and the Utopia wouldn't.

4.5. 7. How do people in Utopia find happiness? They achieve happiness by going with the system. Freedom of religion, marriage and divorce, and the hope for perfection. They find happiness within intelligence and reason.