More's Utopia Society Analysis

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There is a huge difference among these authors and their ideal society when it comes to sex and adultery. Marriage within More’s ideal society is extremely strict and divorce is occasionally not even an option. Women are allowed to marry at the age of 18, while men are allowed to marry at the age of 22. If any individual is caught having sexual relations before being married they are punished and denied the privilege to get married in the future. Within More’s work Utopia, the slaves were usually those who were taken captive from battle or those who were part of their immediate society but committed a crime. Either way, these slaves were going to live a life full of labor and were forced to perform all the dirty and unsanitary tasks that the …show more content…
The Ecotopians are allowed to have open sexual relations with whomever they please. Although many of the people choose to be monogamous, there are actually four holidays within the year that encourage the Ecotopians to be promiscuous and have multiple partners. “Monogamy is not an officially proclaimed value, but the couples are generally monogamous (except for four holidays each year, at the solstices and equinoxes, when sexual promiscuity is widespread)(Callenbach, 2004, p.65).” Callenbach believes that by allowing the citizens to have as many partners as they wish and to have sexual relationships openly, it is preventing those from jealousy and unwanted confinement (Callenbach, …show more content…
The wellness of the society as a whole is important and I can agree with both More and Callenbach that these aspect is essential for a utopian society. Although, both societies offer their people great healthcare with a well stocked medical staff, I am likeminded in regards to More when it revolves around offering incurable patients with the choice of euthanasia. Unfortunately, some individuals within society are struck by horrible and incurable illnesses, and I personally believe that if there is no hope, these specific individuals should be able to end their own life (More & Logan, 2011). The idea of using preventative medicine and holistic approaches to medicines is actually extremely popular in today’s society and really shows how advanced Callenbach was for his time (Callenbach, 2004). These aspects and ideals that Callenbach introduced to his idea of a perfect society in regards to good healthcare is also something I would incorporate in my idea of a good society. The last concept I would incorporate in my version of a good society is a less severe form of More’s beliefs on sex and adultery. A person can admire ones strong and passionate opinion on sustaining from sex before marriage and not committing adultery. While I agree that individuals should avoid committing adultery, in todays society sex is seen as much more casual in comparison to More’s time. In my good society, similar

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