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Analysis of Thomas More's Utopia

Summary: Essay analyzes Thomas More's "Utopia," a trans-historical and trans-cultural reading.
What is it about Thomas More's Utopia that makes it as accessible and relevant to a 21st century westernized Catholic teenage boy as it did to an 18th century middle aged Jewish women? Utopia, a text written 500 odd years ago in differing country and language, is still a valid link to a contemporary understanding of society, human nature and morals. Through More's Utopia, it becomes evident that the trans-historical and trans-cultural nature of the text emerges through More's conscious and subconscious inclusion of universal human truths, in particular those of happiness, money and values, which allows the reader a higher quality of textual engagement and insight.

Whilst More may be intending to simply tell the story of a traveller's voyages and sagas, it is his inclusion of these certain universal mores, values and beliefs that readily transcend from his 15th century pen to my 21st...

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