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    Machiavelli's The Prince

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    of writing, More was a prominent figure in a reasonably democratic and Christian society. Parallels to the socio-political landscape of his time can be draw into the idealised world of Utopia, specifically the focus on a moral and just society as a reflection of an ideal Christian society. Engeman (1982) contends that Utopia reflects an idealised Christian world before the biblical fall of man. Further, Bradshaw (1981) suggests that Utopian society may be a critique by More on the more…

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    stressed the socialist lifestyle. These colonists believed in what they referred to as “complex marriage.” It meant they were all married to each other and monogamy was rejected. The community as a whole raised the children together. Oneida lasted for more than 30 years but finally failed due to the Pastors son withdrawing from his duties as the leader (Hutton) .…

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    The definition of a utopia is an idealistic or perfect view of society; so why shouldn't we reach for a flawless society and why is it unethical to attempt a “perfect” society? Despite the harmonization of society and the equality of all, individuality lacks within a utopian society. Additionally, basic human rights like freedom of speech are also limited within a utopia, leading to the dehumanization and desensitization of society. Utopias are outright impossible because all individuals have…

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    Thomas More was born in London in 1477 or 1488. Both his parents came from an upwardly mobile merchant 's class. His father, John, became a judge and chose the legal profession for his son. Very little is known of Thomas 's mother, Agnes, who died sometime before 1507. More began his education at St Anthony 's, a leading London school. Then he was sent to serve as a page at Lambeth Palace, the household of John Morton, the archbishop of Canterbury. Morton 's patronage enabled More to spend…

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    Thomas More an internationally famous author, vigorous polemicist, an influential statesman and a catholic martyr. A man of many talents to say the least, was born on February 7th, 1478 in London, England. Throughout More’s life he accomplished many things including becoming a well-respected lawyer, appointed as Cardinal Wolsey as Lord Chancellor, being a part of the trade embassy, becoming speaker of the house in 1523, being a part of the court of Henry VIII are some of his most famous…

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    The Ambassadors Analysis

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    INITIAL REACTIONS TO THE WORK My first impression of Hans Holbein the Younger’s painting, The Ambassadors, is an amazing, captivating piece of art from the Renaissance period. I was immediately drawn to the man on the left with his powerful stance and wealthy appearance. It gave me the impression that he was a scholar and possibly royalty by his attire. The representation of the male on the right is a religious or clergy type person, I assumed this by his clothing of a dark cloak with…

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    Francois Rabelais and Thomas More describes the utopic world to depict the ideal human society, however, both describes a society in which dystopian features are extremely emphasized to the extent that it overshadows the essential utopian features. This shows that there is a thin line between an orderly society and a repressive dystopian one. Historically, utopia has been considered by its values of egalitarianism: It should have no class…

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    Although they bear some superficial similarities, the differences between The Big Trip Up Yonder and Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut are clear. They display disparate themes but use the setting of a futuristic society to show flaws in varying ideas of perfection. The society in Harrison Bergeron shows a “perfect” society through the concept of everyone being equal while The Big Trip Up Yonder shows the idea of living forever. Both of these stories show a possible outcome for popularly…

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    In the play, “A Man for All Seasons,” Robert Bolt uses contrasting characters in order to illustrate the rise of a corrupt conscience. Sir Thomas More, the protagonist of the play, is “known to be honest” (55). Despite being perceived as steadfast, More is secluded due to his unwillingness to conform to the greedy mindset of the “successful”. On the other hand, Bolt introduces Richard Rich and the Common Man to the audience. Rich, as indicated by his name, is willing to adjust his morals if it…

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    However, for Sir Thomas More who is a man of high integrity andstrong religious faith, King Henry VIII’s wishes are directly…

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