Wednesday 5 June 2019

Utopia by Thomas Moore short notes

Sir Thomas Moore was a great scholar and he finished his famous work The Utopia in 1516.
This single work though written in Latin , was a memorable event in the history of English literature . Moore's Utopia is considered to be the true prologue to the Renaissance .

Utopia Thomas Moore summary short notes


Despite its origin in Latin  , The Utopia remains a origin in Latin  , The Utopia remains a memorable literary venture in the making of a new and modern literature . 

The frame work of Utopia is found suggested by the tales of the Portuguese and Spanish discoveries of new islands . Moore conceived Utopia as one such imaginery island set on the merely explored seas and inhabited by people , with a new social order and a humanitarian outlook .

The ideal social order of the utopians is the main theme of most romances . This particularly emphasis is not merely it's nobility but also it's humanitarian basis . In utopia people lived in friendship and amity , war is prohibited , equality and fraternity are the basic ideals of their social living . Life is all basic ideals of their social living . Life is all pleasant here and work is never strenuous .

There is no religion dogmatism , nor any sort of scholasticism in Moore's picture of Utopia . The whole conception of utopia is definitely idealistic and may seem somewhat unreal for the age . Nevertheless , Moore's contribution in the making of a new literary form is undeniable . The romantic imagination and the humanitarian idealism of renaissance are found promoted by utopia .The impact of this work on Elizabethan literature is perceived and even Shakespeare is found to bear the influence of this particular work .

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