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Grant Knier December 15 2000 Western Civilization Thomas More Sir Thomas More or also referred to as Saint Thomas More wrote the book Utopia in 1516 at the age of 39 He was born in 1477 and by his death he became one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance Throughout his life he developed friendships with not only some of the most important thinkers in Europe but also in the whole world Even though he created these acquaintances his comments writings and other works offended many people Many of these offended were in very high positions of power both with the state and the church The most obvious of these nobles was the highest of them all the king This didnt just cost him nasty looks and a bad reputation but instead his head Utopias communism was primarily designed to be stinging criticism of the English church and noble class Utopia presents contradicting ideas that during the time Thomas More lived causing much controversy The book Utopia presents the reader with a world where everything is supposed to be perfect which is what the word Utopia means An ideal place or state with perfect laws The first three characters introduced are supposed to be looked at as fictitious characters even the author himself Thomas More his best friend Peter Giles and the narrator by the name of Raphael Hythology are all introduced at the beginning of the book The last name of the narrator Hythology means Untruthful indicating that More doesnt believe that Utopia is the ideal island rather it is a criticism to the world he saw around him It is a vital key to understanding that the book is a response to the specific historical time period Thomas More used Utopia as a way to criticize the Church He made a mockery of the Church in a way that he could not be touched Many say
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