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    perfect harmony. In Thomas More’s work Utopia, he depicts a “perfect society” as told by his friend Raphael Hythloday who was an experienced traveler. He tells of Utopia to be an island located in the new world, and then proceeds to give very thorough details about the ideals and lifestyle of the city. Throughout his piece, More describes this Utopia in comparison with the current European society of his own day. With each chapter and summary of the ideals or customs of the Utopians, More seems to favor

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    trade letters to each other where they would call each other names such as “pig”, “dolt”, “liar”, “ape”, “drunkard”, and “lousy little friar”; in addition to writing theological responses to one another (More on behalf of the English Crown). While this was clearly two-sided, my favorite Thomas More comment towards Luther is: “throw back into your paternity’s shitty mouth, truly the shit-pool of all shit, all the muck and shit which your damnable rottenness has vomited up and to empty out all the sewers

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    When Sir Thomas More wrote a book, which heralded as the epitome of ideal socialism called " Of a republic 's best state and of the new island Utopia ' five centuries ago, he did not expect anyone to believe such eccentric or rather insane ideology---an ideology that a society could based on equal distribution, where all of its citizens hold equal social status, equal shares of wealth and conduct little crime & immoral behavior, could last long and not be destroyed by the selfishness, hate, jealousy

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    Thomas Cromwell, a prominent Tudor Lawyer, manipulated parliament to approve an act of Attainder which officially declared Barton guilty of high treason. The act of Attainder allowed King Henry VIII to silence Barton and her followers without the need of

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    Moore utopian community had some distinctive features and it is important to start by examining those features that made up Moore’s utopia. Below the main features of Moore’s utopia and briefly discussed as provided by SparkNotes Editors. The main features of Utopian society Geography: “Utopia is an Island and so has no problems with contended borders”. Community: “Towns are well planned and there are no hovels or slums. Everyone has a adequate housing with a garden in which to grow vegetables for

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    Shackleton's Endurance

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    The men and crew of the Endurance were a strange picking out of hundreds, if you ask me. A motley crew of twenty-seven men, a wide mix of artisans, scientists, and seamen. Their leader, Sir Ernest Shackleton, was the only man keeping them from death. It isn’t flattery when people say that without The Boss, it is very possible that not all of the men would have made it back to England alive. The lack of casualties is astounding. The Irishman was an explorer at heart, a man whose soul seemed to be

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    part in the reformation, yet he does suggest that some factors leading to the eventual reformation had been laid out when Henry took the throne. Contrast to this, Geoffrey Elton’s interpretation claims that the government and key individuals such as Thomas Cromwell was a driving force

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    The art of using fiction as a medium to convey controversial philosophical ideas or critiques of powerful institutions, without having to take direct responsibility as an author, has been used by writers for centuries. Sir Thomas More, for instance, did just this with his 1517 work Utopia, as he created a satirical, ambiguous narrative to make a critique of 16th century English culture and its values and customs in several direct aspects. The narrative is focalized through a traveling storyteller

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    use technology for daily use, but the way they use them is very different. In 2081 they use it to keep people from thinking differently than everyone else in the society. As for the modern society, the people use it for entertainment, to make things more simple, and education. Another way they are similar is that they both have news to report to the people the latest events. However, in 2081 there is only one news station so that no one can have different opinions on what is going on in the world.

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    Perfection in a Society The term “dystopia” derives directly from the word utopian, which first was first noted to have appeared in the year 1516 in Thomas Mores well-known work Utopia (Xiaolan). The word utopia itself refers to a society that is typically set in a distant future and is implied to be the ideal or perfect world for all people in the world to live in. (Xiaolan) On the other hand, the word dystopia is said to be the opposite of utopian, meaning that while it’s still set in a distant

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    Imagine living in a society, where everything and everyone was the same. Is it perfect? The book The Giver by Lois Lowry is about a perfect society where everyone is the same and everything is chosen for them. Jonas, a 12, is selected the most important job in the community, but eventually he decides that he does not want to live in the perfect society anymore. All because he learns what they have to give up and the changes that it takes to have sameness. If society were to go to sameness, especially

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    The Giver Utopia

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    bond between child and parent can never be stronger. Yet, in The Giver, there is no trace of love in between the members of what they call their ‘family unit.’ To name a family something so formal sounding without a trace of warmth can only mean for a more reserved gathering of people. Plus, Jonas, the protagonist of the novel, refers to his parents as Mother and Father, furthering the formality between parent and child. Additionally, the idea of equality is also crucial to all aspects of their society

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    Essay On Social Norm

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    We live in a society where a set of norms is existing and thousands of thoughts and views clash. Every person has his own views, own way to live and own answers to same questions. Despite, having different views and different approach to similar situations, we tend to accept and react similarly on certain situations. It is not that we think similar on those particular situations as being a human but it is so that we follow the same set of norms blindly without questioning the cycle. We are draped

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    Catch 22 Satire Analysis

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    The impact of Heller’s choice of a satiric writing style has on the novel Catch 22. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller () explores the use of satiric style of writing. Satire is known for criticising a certain situation or a person () . This essay will firstly discuss why satire is used in novels; secondly, it will discuss examples of satire such as the title of the book; medical institutions; Yossaian being naked at the funeral; Snowden being injured; the interrogation of the chaplain; Captain Aardvark raping

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    In The Giver, the apple exemplifies change in a world of sameness. For example, the apple first appears in the The Giver when Jonas and Asher were playing catch with it during their free time. Lois Lowry writes, “But suddenly Jonas had noticed… the apple had changed”(30). The change Jonas observed was that the apple had briefly transformed red which suggested that Jonas was beginning to scrutinize color caused by the deficiency of the genetic engineering all people possess in the community. The Elders

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    Thomas More Satire

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    Thomas More 's eccentric tale of 'Utopia ' serves as a criticism of medieval England of his time, where he employs satire to deliver scathing commentary on the fallacies present within the English government, societal structure and religion. Consequently, he applies satire to exaggerate humanities imperfection, and further does this through his paradoxical comparison between medieval England and Utopia. Hence, utopian and dystopian texts alike primarily serve as mirrors to identify what aspects

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    Imagine a community with no hate, no war, and no famine. A place where everyone is accepted and everything is better than imaginable. This idea of perfection is known as a utopia, an ideal society. A utopia is known as a successful, perfect society. A place where everything goes right for everyone that lives there. The contrast to this perfect society is a dystopian society. Dystopian societies are marked with fear and have little to no chance of improvement. Animal Farm, an allegorical novel by

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    if any society has a hierarchy of any kind it means that it is not truly equal. Such as is an example in Animal Farm, where there is a central ideology that “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” (Orwell, 112). This is because one person or group of people holds more power than the rest of the masses. If this is the case, then equality is not achieved and egalitarianism cannot be realized. These so-called “philosopher kings” held incredible amounts of power in this apparently

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    tragedy.” The Love Suicides is actually based on a true story of two young lovers who committed “shinju”, double suicide, right before it was written. His play became so famous that it started to inspire others to perform shinju. In hopes to prevent any more casualties, the Tokugawa government started to ban the use of the word shinju in the titles of plays. Even after all the hiatus this play has become a favorite of Japan. Just like the term “Romeo and Juliet”, “Ohatsu and Tokubei” has become a synonym

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    Utopia can be a place be imagined as a dreamscape where everything is perfect. Jonas, a boy who lives in a counterfeit utopia, heads out to discover the truth about his community. Jonas lives in a community where everyone is expected to be the same; therefore, they wear the same bland white clothing. The community is strictly controlled by rules. In this essay I will discuss about a novel called The Giver.My first point is about how The Giver and how their beliefs compare to our world. My next

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