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What values and attitudes does the text Utopia convey The text Utopia was written by Sir Thomas Moore in 1516 just before the outbreak of the Reformation Mores life flourished through the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries which were influential years in the Renaissance a flowering of art and thought that began in Italy and flooded through Europe and England Humanists often stressed the dignity of man and the power of reason while remaining deeply committed to Christianity Their thought and writings helped to break the strict religious orthodoxy that had forced itself through the Middle Ages Humanists often argued against feudalism as it promoted a society dominated by the rich and unfair on everyone else Further they saw feudal society as irrational Utopia was originally written in Latin is a text that depicts what is claimed to be an ideal human society through the eyes of the narrator Raphael Hythloday It is also largely based on the voyages of More himself specifically to the Netherlands It was one such voyage a diplomatic mission from England that More invented his ideas about a Utopian society However while More may have visualized the Utopian Islands as a perfect society it is inarguable that the utilitarian society of Utopia was a criticism of the European world he saw around him Thus it is important for the readers to understand and respond to the specific time There are many ways to view the utopian society some may view it as the result of rational thought or Humanist beliefs others as an alternative to feudalism a statement in favour of communal society or an effort to promote reform according to Christian values The book Utopia is composed of two parts the first written last and the second written first The second book is the one in which the utopian society is portrayed and the issues raised closely represents the
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