Essay 1 - Shelby Stevens ENGL 1302 Professor Mizell June 5 2018 Essay 1 Within my ideal Utopian society humans would have total equality and all

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Shelby Stevens ENGL 1302 Professor Mizell June 5, 2018 Essay 1 Within my ideal Utopian society, humans would have total equality and all spiritual beliefs or non-beliefs would be valid. Unlike Thomas More’s, Utopia, humanity would refrain from making negative assumptions about other humans based on their personal belief system. Males and females would be viewed as equals in every way; whereas in More’s, Utopia, society favors men and even forces women to prostrate themselves to their husbands, but the same standard is not expected of the men. Thomas More’s definition of Utopia does not fit the actual definition, which he is responsible for creating. The idea of Utopia is defined by Merriam- Webster in the dictionary as “ a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions.” According to the given definition, More’s Utopia doesn’t apply because there are flaws within the social conditions and laws. Thomas More may have coined the term, but he failed to create a perfect society in his work. When it comes to the laws in More’s Utopia, they are harsh and restrictive to individual liberties. For example, the law against premarital sex is unfair and irrational. In a perfect society where everyone is treated equally, we would not take away someone’s right to marry merely because they had consensual premarital sex. Since we all hold different beliefs, this law is unfair and may even hurt those who don’t value marriage as highly as other beliefs systems.

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