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


Thomas More's Utopia is a Christian-Humanist view of an ideal society.

More does not simply offer a theoretical view, but provides specifics for how to create this world.

Utopia offers a Christianized form of Plato's Republic.

Christian Synthesis

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 synthesis

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

Humor and Parody

Utopia means nowhere

The community political system is called a sty

Property Division

There is no private ownership on Utopia, with goods being stored in warehouses and people requesting what they need

This makes people and the society equal-There is no private property, everyone has the same stuff

Working Life

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.

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


Slavery is a feature of Utopian life and it is reported that every household has two slaves. The slaves are either from other countries or are the Utopian criminals.

Slaves are used to do things that people don't want to


A welfare state is a concept of government where the state plays the primary role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens.

Social Critique of Great Britain

Great Britain doesn't conform to Thomas More's principles

The opposite of Britain

Criticizing Britain by saying that what they are not, is the perfect system of government


People find happiness through the ethics of Jesus

Utopia based on the teaching of Jesus