Utopia...Model or Reality

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Utopia…Model or Reality? In his famous work Utopia, Sir Thomas More describes the society and culture of an imaginary island on which all social ills have been cured. As in Plato's Republic, a work from which More drew while writing Utopia, More's work presents his ideas through a dialogue between two characters, Raphael Hythloday and More himself. Hythloday is a fictional character who describes his recent voyage to the island of Utopia. Throughout the …

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…and with too little understanding of real human motivations to be workable. However, it is hardly a useless or worthless work-it contains many profound psychological insights, quite a bit of humor, and many very good points. Much should be learned from his practical ideals, though More's Dream society could never work as a complete social system. It is based on ideals and not reality, unattainable ideals that only exist in our minds and on paper.