Utopia Essay | Eliminating Evil in Thomas More's "Utopia"

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Eliminating Evil in Thomas More's "Utopia"

Summary: In his book "Utopia," Thomas More argues that human sin and inequities can be nearly eliminated by placing them in an environment removes the need to commit sinful actions. In More's concept of utopian society, people are honest and equal because of the way that society is structured.
Thomas More's Utopia is in many ways a very hopeful book; it implies that humans can be good if put in the right environment. Many people would argue that this could never happen; that the inequalities and injustices in our world are a product of human nature. Thomas More however would argue that rather than being a product of human nature, they are a product of the corruption within society. Thomas More believed that although humans may be inherently evil, if put in the right environment this tendency can be corrected. He develops the idea of the right environment; it is Utopia, a place where people are honest and equal because of the way that society is structured.

Utopia is as close to the ideal society as possible because it assumes and accepts that its inhabitants are not perfect; the starting premise of the...

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