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Introduction

• The Utopia theory created by Thomas More has been termed as a Renaissance humanism product.

• The ideal theory of Utopia gives a humanist interest in the Classical times in form of languages and the influence of Erasmus’ The Praise of Folly and Valla’s, good and unreal morality which has been in the ancient philosophical beliefs on the issue of ethics and morality. Utopia as a humanist fiction (an exercise in persuasive rhetoric)

• The first representation is that of a negative side of the Henry Viii which had been befallen by evils and immorality, while on the positive side, there was a representation of the political, economic and the moral characteristics of the new Utopia, which is clearly demonstrated and discussed in the books.

• Utopia is a complex representation of the various types of knowledge and types of circles that More had the chance of associating with, whether in the political offices or among his colleagues. Utopia as an Ideal model showing the problems of 16th century England

• In the second book of Utopia, More mentions the problems in the 16th Century society in a vague and indirect way, by stating the solutions that Utopia would give. He discusses the complete opposite of the issues he wants to present so it appears as though he is not criticizing.

• More explained that the system was a tyrant in the sense that the King could solely decide issues that affected the entire state. The outdated educational system was said to be unequal in that it excluded the women and the poor in society and could only be afforded to the upper classes and royalty. Utopia as a real solution to the social injustices in society

• More was concerned about the public morality, corruption and the adherence to Christian ethics, finding a solution that could make sixteenth century Europe a better time to live in.

• The land of Utopia was a place where regard for the greater good was important and the Christian perspective was the guiding mantle. Conclusion

•More’s statues on the case of Utopia have been termed as enigmatic.

• He was a devoted Catholic who even died defending his faith, however, he was also after a better Christian system in his Utopia, which was not filled with corruption and immorality that was creeping in gradually.

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