Study Guide

Utopia Book 2, Conclusion

By Thomas More

Book 2, Conclusion

  • The narrative now returns to More's first person experience, and he thinks that many aspects of Utopia sound completely absurd, especially the fact that they all live communally.
  • However, he sees that Raphael is exhausted and doesn't seem very good at taking criticism anyway, so he drops the issue for now.
  • More ends by saying that there are some good things about the Utopian way of life, but is skeptical they'll ever appear in Europe.Ā 
  • How's that for an ambiguous ending?