The term utopia in the way we use it today, to refer to an ideal but unattainable state, comes from this book, which More wrote in 1516 The form is political critique disguised as fantasy disguised as travelogue More casts himself as the recorder of Raphael Hythloday s travels to the island of Utopia, where, despite their lack of Christianity, the people are closer to realizing the Christian ideal society through rational government than Europe ever was Today serious criticism doesn t have to move under such elaborate cover, so our first impulse might be to read it like an escapist fantasy novel But the book is really a counterpoint to the autocratic statesmanship waning feudalism outlined in Machiavelli s The Prince written a few years earlier and the new economic relations of enclosure rising capitalism emerging in England at the time Think of it as a sequel t Thomas More s life blah blah feudalism, in which virtually all power resided with enormous white ducks while the peasants had to wear roller skates even in bed The late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries blah blah Renaissance, a flowering of platform heel shoes and massive shagging blah blah Italy blah blah large glands.
Aspects of this blah blah the ducks Blah blah discovery of smaller ducks, at first denied by Pope Barbary VII Vasco da Gama proved ducks were American not from Byzantium.
Humanists emphasized the dignity of all reasonably large men, their thought and writings and their halfway impressive private parts Blah blah Scots Porridge Oats blah blah Erasmus not a duck, Leonardo partly a duck, John Knox Utopia, Thomas MoreUtopia is a work of fiction and socio political satire by Thomas More 1478 1535 published in 1516 in Latin The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs Many aspects of More s description of Utopia are reminiscent of life in monasteries 1988 1366 184 16 1393 128 9786006867960 This book was published in 1516 and it s divided into two parts The first one made my eyes feel exhausted, so I can sum up all that just by saying that More found his friend Peter and this one introduced him to a fella named Raphael, a man who visited several countries to satisfy his desire to see the world He shared some opinions of the political scenario of his time a bit familiar whether you are talking about yesterday s kingdoms or today s democratic governments, some things never change and talked about some general aspects of this awesome island called Utopia The other two guys couldn t believe that such a land could subsist, since it was a place where, for instance, private property didn t exist.
A million words and a couple of eyelashes later, Raphael started to talk specifically about Utopiaall things relating to their soil, their rivers, their towns, their peop
The first time I heard of Utopia was in the movie Ever After A Cinderella Story starring Drew Barry Super cute movie, and I am not a big Cinderella fan Danielle, or Cinderella, reads this book constantly, because it was the last thing her father gave her before he died It is her last link to him I have been sort of curious about this book since then Utopia is about the perfect nation It has wealth The Prince doesn t take much There is no thievery, everyone well mostly is morally good Gold and fancy clothes are nothing to the people There is religious tolerance All the wants of society are in Utopia COME ONE, COME ALL, AND LIVE IN UTOPIA Well it wouldn t work in the States It isn t the American way You can poke some holes in Õ Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia ð Interesting, mostly just because it s cool to see what people or at least Thomas More considered to be an ideal society back then Because really, it isn t There s a lot that I thought was really strange about Utopia Latin for no place , but here s what I remember most when parents are considering marrying their children off, they have the two teenagers stand naked in front of each other accompanied by dependable chaperones, of course so they can make sure neither of them has any weird deformities or anything Logical on paper, I guess, but what I wondered was, what happens if the marriage negotiations fell through Did these two people occasionally run into each other at the market, make brief eye contact, and then quickly run away, pretending they didn t know what the other looked like naked I just think that would be all kinds of awkward read for Early British Literature Est longe de ser perfeita esta Utopia imaginada por Thomas More O autor surge, na obra, como o cidad o de Londres que regista o testemunho de Rafael Hitlodeu, navegador portugu s que descobriu a Ilha de Utopia.
Obviamente fruto da imagina o de More, Utopia, que significa nenhures , apresentada como a sociedade ideal, o modelo a que todo o mundo deveria aspirar Poderia s lo em 1516, quando o livro originalmente publicado O governo da ilha, almejando sempre o Bem Comum, assaz diverso do habitual poca e do que era defendido por contempor neos de More.
Quanto aos utopianos, s o pessoas pac ficas e instru das, para quem a felicidade nasce do exerc cio da virtude e da consci ncia de uma boa vida Para os nossos padr es, por m, a Ilha tem muitos e incontorn veis defeitos, como a m