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Thomas More - Utopia What Makes a Perfect Society? by Mind Map: Thomas More - Utopia What Makes a Perfect Society?
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Thomas More - Utopia What Makes a Perfect Society?

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.

Overview

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.

Seven Themes of More's Utopianism

How does Utopia use humor and parody?

How is property divided in Utopia? How does this affect society?

What is working life like in Utopia?

Why does Utopia use slavery?

What is the government like in Utopia?

How is Utopia a social critique of Great Britain?

How do people in Utopia find happiness?