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A 3 page look at the geopolitical beliefs expounded in Utopia and how such societies have traditionally failed throughout the course of history. The writer argues that rather than strive for the unattainable, we should learn to appreciate the value of imperfection. No other sources cited.

This 4 page paper provides a critique of More's Utopia as if Machiavelli had written it. This is a fictitious piece written in first person and contains a quote from Utopia. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5-page paper, based on the writings of Hobsbaum and Scott, attempts to answer why the period following World War II ushered in the greatest of peace and prosperity. Topics include discussion of Fordism and its application to farming, the rise of women in the workforce and the fall of peasantry. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 3-page paper introduces the concept of women in the workplace, spelling out the hypothesis that one reason why women can't get ahead is because both men and women continue to be programmed to behave as they did in a hunter-gatherer society (i.e., men hunting, women tending the home front).

This 5 page paper discusses the nature of social relationships in the 19th century and references the autobiographies of two people of that era. This paper asserts that the social relationships of that era were negatively affected by race and gender. Bilbiography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper examines these two classics and suggests that More's idea is superior in creating good citizens and good government. Quotes are provided from each of the works. No additional sources cited.

Through Robbie and QT-1, Isaac Asimov spins the human lesson utopian tale of a society that would live under only three laws: harm no one, do our jobs, and preserve ourselves for the protection of all. If we did so, the world would be a better place. Bibliography lists 1 source. jvIRobot.rtf

A 10 page research paper concerning the first of many literary 'utopias' which describe perfect imaginary societies. The writer explores the framework of the society imaged by Sir Thomas More in the early sixteenth-century discussing such topics as the rights of the individual, the laws, and customs of More's ideal human society. Bibliography lists 6 ...

Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, numerous utopian groups created their own "heavens on earth" in the American heartland, ranging from the Shakers, to Robert Owen's "New Harmony," to the Oneida community. They struggled in vain to create "perfect" societies that would differ in contrast with the dreary ones overseas in Europe. This 6 page ...

A 6 page paper arguing that Huxley and Vonnegut created utopian societies in prose to prove that there is no such thing, and in fact created 'dystopias' in their prose and agreed with that vision. The paper postulates that they believe society is helpless to change its path. Definitions of utopia and dystopia ...

A 5 page paper on a Utopia that offers a combined virtual and social education system, a justice system without lawyers, housing, food and clothing for everyone, no guns, community involvement in daily governance, and hierarchies of volunteer councils of twelve (to infinity). Income is earned and taxed--equally at 10 percent. Money and ...

A 20 page paper discussing New Atlantis in relationship to its time as well as contrasting it to other versions of ideal societies or utopias. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 7 page research paper on Utopia and The New Atlantis. The writer details the place of each in utopian literature and compares them for style and content. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page essay in which the writer critiques More's 'Utopia'-- pointing out several atrocities including the treatment of lawyers and animals in his fictitious society. The writer does also find, however, that the book was intended to be satirical and therefore to only criticize it would be to overlook its 'chariacture-like' value. No other ...

A 3 page essay criticizing More's Utopia in an historical context. The writer feels that a 'perfect' society is not possible when it has war, prisoners or war, and slavery. Examples from other Utopian ideologies are presented to illustrate points made. No other sources cited.

In this insightful 3 page essay, the writer argues that in Utopian societies, the creator is always theoretically 'playing God,' and establishing whatever social order (s)he sees fit for the achievement of societal perfection. It is argued that there exists no viable connection between the Utopia presented in Thomas More's book and true democracy. ...

A 5 page paper analyzing the ways in which Thomas More's idealized society, described in his book Utopia, could be said to be Communist. The paper concludes that the actual aims of Karl Marx and More were different; Marx was calling for a social revolution, and More was calling for a moral one. Bibliography lists ...

10 pages in length. An evaluative analysis of technology, society, and freedoms as presented in the film "Blade Runner." The 'right to happiness' is mentioned as a key issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Utopia

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Utopias, in the current vernacular, are the consequences of the industrial society's actions, a loss of hope in considering the future as created by the present. Sustainable living patterns have become the catchwords for the re-establishment of a state of community based on open dialogue, consensus and an economy of individual effort toward community ...

A 4-page paper that examines the disillusionment of the characters of Linda, Helmholtz Watson, and John the Savage in Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World. Discussed are reasons why Linda felt that she belonged solely to the new world, why Watson felt that he belonged to both the old world and the new ...

A 10-page paper that examines the urban housing situation as it exists in the inner-cities of America today and defines some of the strategies that have been proposed to improve this situation, especially for lower-income citizens. Included is a discussion of the present situation in Chicago, the urban renewal strategies this city has adopted, ...

6 pages in length. In Chapters XVI and XVII of "Brave New World", Mustapha Mond and John the Savage debate the meaning of life. Mond asserts that Ford did a great deal to shift the emphasis from the truth and beauty to comfort and happiness. John the Savage prefers truth and beauty. ...

A 6 page paper discussing these different, yet similar, political systems. Sir Thomas More roundly criticized all those who chose to remain idle rather than produce some item or service of value, and no class was more guilty than was the idle rich. They depended on their peasants to work their lands; their peasants depended on them ...

A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares the theories of H.G. Wells and Charles Fourier concerning the nature of an ideal human society. The writer describes how Wells and Fourier outlined their Utopias in meticulous detail, so that their vision might inspire change in the world as they knew it. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

This 14 page paper considers the argument that equality of opportunity is impossible to achieve and we should stop wasting resources trying to achieve it. The paper looks at how this may be seen as true and argues both for and against the statement. In doing so the role of resources in education and on ...

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