Sleeper Awakes Analysis

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Utopia by Thomas More and The Sleeper Awakes by H. G. Wells express unidealistic social features that seem ineffective towards worthy governance. When a social system lacks an unorderly structure, chaos is formed. The ideal social system should include religious tolerance, gender equality, social structure, and blah blah blah. These will help lead to a successful system, by allowing equal opportunities for all citizens to prosper in one’s nation. An important factor for a successful social system is the establishment of religious tolerance. By incorporating this into an everyday style, this will give citizens the right to any means of practice. In The Sleeper Awakes, the White Council found any religious grounds no longer necessary by “traversing the religious quarter for the easy transit” (Wells 160). The White Council disrupted many sanctions to fulfill their personal interests. In Thomas More’s Utopia, many religions exist among the belief of one God. He mentioned that “they stop[ped] the course of agriculture, destroying houses and towns, reserving only the churches” (More 16). Many different religions held their practice in the same church. If one’s prayer…show more content…
It is believed that females are inferior to men in many aspects of life. In The Sleeper Awakes, women are stereotyped to be perceived as “girls with flowing hair, beautifully robed, with bands crossing between the breasts” (Wells 34). Although in Utopia, society is based on egalitarian principles, meaning women had the same rights as a man except religiously. A man was considered pure yet a woman was politically allowed to vote, become a priest, and work. Gender equality was not present in Utopia or The Sleeper Awakes; both consisted having some form of inferiority in the female concept. Although stated by More, “both men and women, of all ranks, go to hear lectures of one sort or other”
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