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Renaissance Traits Reflected in Utopia by Thoma More

Sir Thomas More was born on 7 February 1478 . He was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councellor to Henry VIII of England and Lord Chancellor from October 1529 to May 1532. He died on 6 July 1535. Thomas More became one of the most…

Gattaca and Orwell’s 1984 compared

Although the distopias of Orwell’s Oceania and Niccol’s not to distant American city are in many ways similar in the sense of totalitarianism. The systems of control are quit different. Orwell’s world seems to be an overbearing socialist police state where as, the world in Gattaca is almost total control by science. The two pieces…

Methods of Suppression in 1984

George Orwell’s anti-utopian novel 1984 paints a picture of a society in which the individual has no freedom, hope, or feeling. Three super states called Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, divide and ravage the earth with perpetual war between them. The story takes place in Oceania, which consists of the Americas as well as Great Brittan….



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“In Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture” by Frederick Jameson

It is true that manipulation theory sometimes finds a special place in its scheme for those rare cultural objects which can be said to have overt political and social content: thus, 60s protest songs, The Salt of the Earth, Clancey Segals novels or Sol Yuricks, chicano murals, and the San Francisco Mime Troop. This is…

Analysis of Sredni Vashtar and Such a Pretty Little Picture

_Sredni Vashtar_ and _Such a Pretty Little Picture_ are short stories whose main heroes share a common character trait: they both dream about a world where they can finally be free. Both of them live in a reality in which they do not feel happy and they use their imagination to escape from their forlorn…

Utopia, Euthanasia and the Catholic Church

Pretend for a moment you are a sailor, you have been at sea for about two months and you can not wait to get home. Suddenly a terrible storm rolls in on the horizon, you do not panic thinking it will pass. However, it hits your ship with a vengeance, throwing people over board at…

An Omnipotent Government: Utopia or Dystopia

“Utopia: an idealized place of perfection or a visionary scheme for a perfect society” (Agnes). However, what if the ideals of utopia result in the seeds of dystopia? What if a government that is able to rule a perfect society, oversteps its bounds and causes destruction of freedom? In the dystopian novels 1984, A Brave…

Brave New World: Utopia or Dystopia

The novel Brave New World has often been characterized as dystopia rather than utopia. Nevertheless, the superficial overview of the novel implies a utopian society, especially if judging by what the Controller said to John, the Savage: People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can’t get. They’re well…

Thomas More’s Utopia

Thе Utоpіа іs а sоphіstіcаtеd lіtеrаry gаmе, аnd аs such іt dеmаnds sоphіstіcаtеd rеspоndеd frоm thоsе whо dеcіdе tо tаkе pаrt іn іt. Chіеf аmоng thеsе plаyеrs аrе thе wrіtеrs оf thе prеfаtоry еpіstlеs. Іntеrеstіngly, twо prіmаry functіоns оf lіtеrаry gаmеs іn thе іncrеаsіngly cеntrаlіzеd еаrly mоdеrn stаtе аrе tо еncоurаgе thе sоcіаlіzаtіоn оf іts…

Role of War in Society

Both The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli and Utopia by Thomas Moore examine the role and the importance of war to maintain a strong and successful society. More (via Hythloday) believes that war should be the last option and is not needed in a safe and happy government without the help of auxiliaries and mercenaries while…

Is a successful marriage a utopia today?

The latest marriage statistics should make every couple doubt about whether their relationship shell be sealed with a marriage. Beside the fact that considerably less couples decide to marry at all, in the US every second, in Austria (as an example for middle Europe) every third marriage is divorced. This is not a particularly promising…

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