Dystopian Literature 9 Utopian Slavery

A utopia...with slaves...? Doesn't sound like a utopia for everyone, Sir Thomas More. 

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just have a natural place in society These slaves aren't

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always treated in the way that we might treat slaves

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so prisoners and slaves are not held after they're free

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to move around but they don't because if they did

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there would be nowhere for them to go So it's

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a society where people kind of accept their punishment because

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they believe in the rules it's really difficult to imagine

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and that's part of what a utopia is it's like

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challenging so like imagine yourself as someone who was like

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happy to be a slave that's really weird but in

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this world it works our precious metals valued in this

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utopia it's also a world in which people don't care

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about precious metals The most expensive metals like gold are

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like given to basically prisoners people who have like broken

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the rules and that's like the marker of them having

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broken the rules and that's so that gold has no

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value It's Not too many people want And so it's

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Not something that they're like fighting over all the time

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Why does mora's utopia have slaves And how are they 00:01:54.669 --> [endTime] treated How are precious metals valued in this utopia