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CHARACTERS Libellus vere aureus nec minus salutaris uam festivus de optimo rei publicae statu deue nova insula Utopia 107 ✓ Utopia Libellus vere aureus nec minus salutaris uam festivus de optimo rei publicae statu deue nova insula Utopia is a satirical work of fiction Utopia Libellus vere aureus nec minus salutaris uam festivus de optimo rei publicae statu deue nova insula Utopia is a satirical work of fiction. As the centuries roll by and books are written about Utopian societies that should be established on Earth but the few actually tried fail Sir Thomas or Saint Thomas More depending on your affiliation Utopia greatly influenced by Plato's The Republic is a satire about tumultuous English politics published in 1516 Raphael Hythloday a Portuguese traveler when Portugal ruled the seas with a very unlikely name for a native of that country He recites the story of his life has visited many nations in the world but none which effected him so much like his five year stay on Utopia The interested listeners are Sir Thomas More and his friend Belgian Peter Giles both historical figures a strange tale unfolds can the two others believe him The island republic of Utopia is apparently somewhere in the south Atlantic but never fully disclosed its exact location where people work only six hours a day choose their own leaders despise gold and silver wear the same type of clothes and no private property however all their needs the state provides maybe not living lavishly yet comfortably Raphael views all this in the capital Aircastle Although they have slaves mostly criminals and some soldiers captured in war Utopians seldom fight for themselves hiring foreign mercenaries This was just another barbarous place until a man named Utopus conuered it during ancient times he ordered the digging of a large trench and turning a huge peninsula into an island letting the sea through which isolated Utopia from the chaos of the mainland Organizing an uniue republic where everyone works and education continues all their lives in neat clean small cities looking admittedly like all the rest on the isle when the population grows to an unmanageable number new colonies are formed in foreign territories Nonetheless a couple of days a month the inhabitants go to farms and help out nobody is above getting their hands dirty Healthcare is free and old people are always provided for in this peaceful land of eualityif you are a citizen Thomas More knew his ideas were impractical but he wanted to give hope to the poor and oppressed show the world a better way to live the imbalance of society had to change or hunger violence and war would follow 500 years later the planet has not progressed the foul not gone away Regardless the future is very long and humans are an adaptable species

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And political philosophy by Thomas More 1478–1535 published in 1516 in Latin The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional isla. This book was published in 1516 and it's divided into two parts The first one made my eyes feel exhausted so I can sum up all that just by saying that More found his friend Peter and this one introduced him to a fella named Raphael a man who visited several countries to satisfy his desire to see the world He shared some opinions of the political scenario of his time a bit familiar; whether you are talking about yesterday's kingdoms or today's democratic governments some things never change and talked about some general aspects of this awesome island called Utopia The other two guys couldn't believe that such a land could subsist since it was a place where for instance private property didn't existA million words and a couple of eyelashes later Raphael started to talk specifically about Utopia all things relating to their soil their rivers their towns their people their manners constitution laws And here I stop Laws This society has few laws WhyThey very much condemn other nations whose laws together with the commentaries on them swell up to so many volumes; for they think it an unreasonable thing to oblige men to obey a body of laws that are both of such a bulk and so dark as not to be read and understood by every one of the subjectsThat last line seems to have been uite a source of ideas to the great Kafka And I agree laws should be simpler everybody should be able to understand them; and that bureaucracy that sucks life out of people should be eradicated etc etc And so did the Utopians few laws and of course no lawyers they consider them as a sort of people whose profession it is to disguise matters and to wrest the laws; and therefore they think it is much better that every man should plead his own cause and trust it to the judge By this means they both cut off many delays Ignore this paragraph I need to vent and I am going to hide it for your own good view spoilerWell More this is a bit irritating It's not my fault that we have a collapsed legal system I'm not the one who spends a month signing one freaking paper Fu#% bastards that after two months they give you one lousy answer while the moron that also had to study tons of books for five fu#% years and has to watch those laws being violated just like that has to answer to the client and try to explain why the freaking process is taking like five years of hisher LIFE DAMN IT hide spoiler

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Libellus vere aureus nec minus salutaris uam festivus de optimo rei publicae statu deue nova insula UtopiaNd society as described by the character Raphael Hythloday who lived there some years who describes and its religious social and political custom. Published in 1516 and originally written in Latin Utopia is a framed narrative depicting a life on a fictional island It is often described as sociological and political satire Utopia is one of those books that one reads for educational purposes I did find it enjoyable but it is definitely an educational read I mean I cannot say that Utopia is a particularly entertaining book to read It is interesting but let's face it not really a page turner this one right Not surprisingly I found Utopia to be interesting primarily from a historical point of view In addition I find the act of writing Utopian literature as something that is worth thinking about uestions that come to my mind Why do human being have this desire for creating Utopia Why have all our efforts to create it failed miserably So yes it is definitely an interesting book the kind that can make one thinkIt is playful in tone that in might seem at first It might be boring to some but if you're interested in literature classics or this particular historical period you might find it interesting I actually found Thomas More ideas to be somewhat revolutionary for his time and original Some of his thinking was unexpected and hence alluring Although I must say that many of More's suggestions for improving society are unrealistic and well just plain silly All in all I liked Utopia and I don't regret reading it In some ways I found it to be fascinating but then again I was well still I'm interested in how a mind of Renaissance or humanistic thinker worked so if you're not you might not enjoy this as much On the other hand If you're interested in Renaissance or Utopian literature this could be a great educational read for you In my opinion one of the best ways to get a real feel of a certain historical period you should read as many literal works from that time even if they're not great literature or super interesting To conclude this is a great educational read Not a great work of classical literature but a fascinating book nevertheless