Utopia is a classic masterpiece that conveys More's vivid imagination of the Island of Utopia. Although most of the characters are fictional, it is intriguing to learn about the true values of European societies during the 16th century, when More actually wrote the book (although many scholars believe that the exact year was 1515). Truthfully, the book is quite easy to understand. All More tries to do is convey his own views of how society should be through Raphael. Moreover, the use of imagery in Book I is quite fascinating, including the constant references to Roman and Greek myths and beliefs. It is also quite remarkable to see that the story begins to be more and more interesting after More and Giles come back from dinner. To make a long story short, I think it is a great book because of the actual time it was written in since most pieces of literature written at that time were either lost or destroyed.
It is a world of dreams, a world beyond existence, it is the "perfect" world. Well it was at least in Thomas More's view of the perfect world. This book shows a fictional island society and its customs. It is the world with no problems, there is no where, no unloving relationships, and no classification between societies and different classes. In this marvellous book everyone is equal and in a loving marriage.--Submitted by Anonymous
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