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  • Thomas More

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    Thomas More Thomas More should not be on the pedestal that people tend to put him. His stance against the divorce that King Henry VIII wanted does not make him righteous or even close to it. More felt that divorce would go against the principles of the Bible, yet his work, Utopia, also goes against the teachings of the Bible. Just as Henry wanted to create his own church to satisfy his own needs, More's Utopia is a society created to fit his needs. To begin, we must look at the utterly blasphemous

  • Saint Thomas More

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    Thomas More was born on February 7th, 1478 in London. As an infant he was taken to the precincts of the church. There the priest instantly exorcised him and quickly baptized him ‘to obtain eternal grace by spiritual regeneration’ (Ackroyd). As a child Thomas served the archbishop by running errands, and to carry messages. He went to school at Oxford and studied public affairs. He was very determined to become a monk and disciplined himself to live and become a monk. Thomas as a young man would also

  • Sir Thomas More

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    Sir Thomas More Thomas More was born on February 7th, 1478. He had six brothers and sisters, while only three made it to adulthood. When More was thirteen years old he was brought as a page into household of the Archbishop of Canterbury. At the age of fourteen, the Archbishop sent More to Oxford. He began studying Greek theology, and it enjoyed it immensely. His father worried about his future and pulled Thomas out after only two years of study. At sixteen More began serious study of the law

  • Sir Thomas More

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    I have now read Selection from Utopia, by Sir Thomas More. It is quite interesting to see this perfect world he has created. Before reading it, I clearly assumed that Utopia was a realistic place and everything mentioned happened exactly as I read it. I skipped past the first page where it clearly explains that, “The inhabitants of More’s Utopia are portrayed as having solved the problems plaguing Europe at the time.” Based on this I realized it was not true. I then read an article from the Los Angeles

  • Utopia by Thomas More

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    Utopia as a text is a clear reflection and representation of More’s passion for ideas and art. Through the character of Raphael, More projects and presents his ideas, concepts and beliefs of politics and society. More’s Utopia aims to create a statement on the operations and effectiveness of the society of England. This text is a general reflection of More’s idea of a perfectly balanced and harmonious society. His ideas and concepts of society somewhat contrast to the rest of 16th century England

  • A Defense For Sir Thomas More

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    A Defense For Sir Thomas More Preparatory notes: Act One, Scene seven: -part one- King Henry visits More at his home, having sailed there on his new battleship. After pulling More aside to have a talk and discussing several topics, King Henry suddenly broaches the subject of the divorce. More says that he cannot agree with the divorce, and thus would rather not talk about it than outright disagree with the king. “That you should put away Queen Catherine, Sire? Oh, alas as I think of it I see

  • Sir Thomas More And Utopia

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    Sir Thomas More and Utopia One of my favorite movies of all time is Ever After: A Cinderella Story. It is a 1998 film adaption of the fairy tale Cinderella and stars Drew Barrymore as the lead female character named Danielle de Barbarac. Danielle’s mother dies very early in her life and as a result Danielle and her father are very close. Her father remarries a baroness with two daughters. Shortly after, her father dies of a heart attack. Danielle now has very few possessions to call her own: a beautiful

  • Society in Utopia by Thomas More

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    Society in Utopia by Thomas More In his book Utopia, Thomas More examines a society that seems to be the ideal living situation for human beings. The main thesis of Utopia is his solution to many of the problems that are being faced in English society in the early 16th century. In forming his ideas for the country of Utopia, More points out many of the problems that he sees in English society. One of the most striking examples of English social problems that More points out is the punishment

  • Utopia by Thomas More and The Prince by Machiavelli

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    Utopia by Thomas More and The Prince by Machiavelli Thomas More’s Utopia and Machiavelli’s The Prince both concern themselves with the fundamental issues of how a society works and maintains itself. The goals behind the two works, however, differ considerably. The goal of Utopia is to illustrate the maintenance of an “ideal” society and the goal of The Prince is to instruct a prince, or ruler, on how to maintain his state. On the surface these two goals may seem similar but the difference

  • Sir Thomas More Utopia Analysis

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    In Thomas More’s Utopia, the author details the adventures of Sir Thomas More, Peter Giles, and Raphael Hythloday through Antwerp Belgium. While in service to King Henry VIII of England, Thomas More travels to Antwerp, Belgium where he encounters Peter Giles and Raphael Hythloday (who is a philosopher from the island of Utopia). Sir Thomas More happens to share the same name as the author of Utopia, and many of the characters share names and backstories with respective real life counterparts, like