Private property is abolished in Utopia, and society is communally organized in such a way that there is no shortage and that everyone has work, food, a home and opportunities for cultural expression. Sounds great, eh? Would you like to live there, and if not, why? Your answer should take account of More's context (why he wrote Utopia?) and should be supported by reference to the text.
In Thomas More's Utopia life is very structured there is no crime or prejudices. The people live everyday the same as the last. They dress the same, live in houses that are all designed the same, have very strictly scheduled workdays, and very regulated family life. "Whatever you may think of their doctrines, you won't find a more prosperous country or a more splendid lot of people anywhere on earth."
In Utopia there is no such thing as private property so there is no crime. Everyone has what they need and can get anything that they need without complications. Money is not existent therefore when the people of Utopia need groceries or any other necessities they...
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