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Hello everyone. i just found some interesting parts of a movie based on Thomas More's life.hope you enjoy it.


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thumb|left|300px|The Execution of Thomas More



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And here are 2 links: one about his life and the other is about this movie "A man for all seasons".

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Sir Thomas MoreEdit

He was a renasissance Humanist .As you know renasissance was all about transition from the medieval to the modern age. it included a great revival in art and literature as well. what about Humanism? it refers to an ancient view which celebrates the dignity of man and the importance of present life.

So what a renasissance humanist wants to do is trying to rebuild a society based on the highest ideals of ancient Greece and Rome. Thomas More wrote his idea in his famous book "Utopia" .Althogh it was an imaginary island, he developed his idea of a perfect world in it.

This book was the start of the utopian literary genre.

Utopiaeinsulae

Dystopia :Edit

its exactly the opposite of utopia .Dystopian literature has underlying cautionary tone, warning society that if we continue to live how we do it, it will be the consequence. fictional dystopian are commenly urban and so far from natural world. Because a fictional universe has to be constructed, a selectively-told backstory of a war, revolution, uprising, critical overpopulation, or other disaster is often introduced early in the narrative.

Hero: Unlike utopian fiction, which often features an outsider to have the world shown to him, dystopias seldom feature an outsider as the protagonist. While such a character would more clearly understand the nature of the society, based on comparison to his society, the knowledge of the outside culture subverts the power of the dystopia.

some dystopian works:

see the differences between these two worlds. Utopia and Dystopia

have you ever heard of the rock band MUSE ? they have a track called UPRISING which i love. the music and the lyric are so gooood. unfortunately i didnt find the way to put audio track in here so i share the lyric with you. it completely shows a dystopia:

The paranoia is in bloom, the PR
The transmissions will resume
They’ll try to push drugs
Keep us all dumbed down and hope that
We will never see the truth around

Another promise, another scene, another
A package not to keep us trapped in greed
With all the green belts wrapped around our minds
And endless red tape to keep the truth confined

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Interchanging mind control
Come let the revolution take its toll if you could
Flick the switch and open your third eye, you’d see that
We should never be afraid to die

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Rise up and take the power back, it’s time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Oh wait i found the music video of the song .I love it !!!!




now that we talked about dystopia i want to share a music about UTOPIA. its really beautiful but like any utopia it is just imagination .

Download the song here.

Beautiful Day by U2

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The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room
No space to rent in this town
You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you're not moving anywhere
You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace
It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination
You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day
Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case
See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out
It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day
Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case
What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Was a beautiful day