Research Papers on Utopian Societies

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  • Social Reform According to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Other Writers

    This 3 page paper discusses Emerson's observations about man, including that of man's infinite worthiness, and asks if we can enact reform or if we have come to believe that poverty, racism, economic injustice and all the other ills of society are just the way things are? It also discusses two poems, Langston Hughes's Let America be America again and Robert Frost's Mending Wall. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Dystopian and Utopian Literature from 1500-2000

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the type of literature to emanate from the time period. Apocalyptic literature is touched on. Machiavelli's The Prince is one work that is explored. More's Utopia is also discussed. The paper focuses on literature in the 1500s but also goes touches on the centuries to follow. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Utopian Literature's Similarities and Differences

    This 10 page paper explores eight works including Plato's Republic and More's Utopia. Various aspects of the books are explored including but not limited to class, religion and government. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Sociopolitical Classes of Plato and Their Parallels

    A 15 page research paper that examines Plato's sociopolitical classes as outlined in the Republic and also his Theory of the Soul. This literature review, first of all, discuss Plato's theory of the soul and show how he extrapolates on this idea in the Republic to describe his conception of an ideal state. Then, a separate literature review examines the topic of social class within American society to determine if there are parallels between Plato's conceptualization of social class and current day American reality. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • America from a Multicultural Perspective

    A 14 page contention that contemporary America has set the stage in terms of providing an example to the world of a multicultural country. The author of this paper provides observations on how the various fractions that compose our country interrelate. These observations are provided first from an academic approach, relying on the sociological and anthropological literature, then from a humanistic perspective relying on the popular literature. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Definition Of Freedom

    3 pages in length. Freedom is not only a mindset of those who seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but it is also a birthright afforded those who live beneath the umbrella of a democratic society. National constitutions bestow the multifaceted components of freedom upon their people; however, myriad countries are ruled by autocratic leaders who refuse to recognize the inherent human right of freedom and instead condemn their respective populace to a dictatorial hell on earth. America's Constitution has long been the prototype for other democratic nations to follow, with arguably the most important factor being its extensive attention to personal freedoms. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Dystopian and Utopian Literature from 1500-2000

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the type of literature to emanate from the time period. Apocalyptic literature is touched on. Machiavelli's The Prince is one work that is explored. More's Utopia is also discussed. The paper focuses on literature in the 1500s but also goes touches on the centuries to follow. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Theme of Pleasure in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Plato's The Republic, and Thomas More's Utopia

    A six page paper which compares and contrasts the concept of pleasure in the three works, with particular reference to the difference between physical, mental and apiritual pleasure, and the importance of rationality and wisdom to a civilised society.

  • Imperfection Valued in Utopia by Sir Thomas More

    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.

  • No Social Perfection in Utopia by Sir Thomas More

    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.

  • Utopia from One Writer's Perspective

    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 credit are dispensed with in favor of living according to means with debit cards. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

 

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