Study Guide

Utopia Characters

By Thomas More

Raphael Hythloday

First, a caveat: Utopia is not a character-driven story the way, oh, Hamlet or even Harry Potter...

Thomas More

Okay, so is this guy our author or some character? Can't he just decide? Well, no...

Peter Giles

Like Thomas More, Peter Giles is also a real, historical figure. Unlike Thomas More, very few...

Cardinal John Morton

This guy shows up in Hythloday's story about his last visit to England. And yes, he is yet...

King Utopus

King Utopus has the distinct honor of being the only actual Utopian character in the whole book....

A Fool

The fool makes a brief, but memorable, appearance during Hythloday's story of the Cardinal's...

A Lawyer

This unnamed guest of Cardinal Morton is pretty much the exact opposite of Morton's consummate...

A Friar

Mainly remembered for getting in an argument with the fool, the friar is the opposite of the...

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