Sociological effects The end of a multicultural frame work, a massive conversion of Jews, The elimination of a plural and open society. Thousands of people were arrested, tortured and executed in Spain. Economical effects Research shows that Spanish regions that were more affected by the Inquisition are associated with lower economic development (An Economic Analysis of the Spanish Inquisition’s Motivations and Consequences by Jordi Vidal-Robert) A less innovative mind set. The repressive behaviour of the Inquisition have negatively affected the willingness to innovate or to invest in new technology to avoid being punished Political effects An impossibility to express any political ideology that differed from the official ideology. With the Inquisition the Kings of Spain and the Spanish Catholic Church were acquiring more and more power by the use of
The monster’s appearance also made many people assume that the monster would behave ruthlessly and immorally. For example, when the monster saved the little girl from drowning he was treated as a villain because of its frightful appearance. Shelley brings up the idea of people judging each other by the first impression. During the time the book was written and today there has not been much change because we still judge each other based on looks. Many immigrants are seen as horrible because of their outer appearance or what they have heard about them.
The Moors were muslim inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, that maintained the control over the majority of the area. The Spanish monarchs had established the Spanish Inquisition, “a state run system of courts where church officials put believers of religious ideas other than catholicism on trial.” They therefore believed that this would expand the Catholic religion. The regulation become more serious and it ordered Jews and Muslims to either convert to or leave Spain. However, the Spanish needed a bigger army to defeat the Moors. The Spanish set off to find for people to convert to Catholicism.
Native Californians who lived in missions and presidios, and in surrounding villages found themselves faced with harsh violence inflicted by Spaniard men, and the Catholic Church. One of the justification for the violence that is inflicted on the Native people is justified by Antonia I. Castaneda as the cost of war. He argues that Native Californian women were raped because “sexual violence functioned as an institutional mechanism”(p61). Native Californian women are seen as property of the Native men. Thus, being defined as property justifies the rape as natural form of aggression against of the enemy, and ultimately their territory.Furthermore, the Catholic clergy who sought to protect the Native Californians from the violence and rape many
Convict communists were ordered to confess their crime and name others to avoid the retribution. The new decision led to a cyclone of accusations because people realized the possibility of their condemnation regardless they were guilty or innocent. Many helped that system by untrue confessions to save their lives. Miller, among others, refused to surrender to questioning. People who were revealed communists suffered greatly (Bly 2-5).
Spanish claims to Latin America were based on the Christianizing mission. When Christopher Columbus arrived at the ‘New World’ in 1492 he quickly and forcibly took advantage of the wealth of the Indian tribes; those who refused to hand over their gold and jewels faced brutal punishment of all sorts. In return, Columbus and other Spaniards bestowed the Indians with Catholicism by baptizing them and teaching them the rituals of the religion. Hence, the colonization of Latin America was justified under the guise of spreading Christianity. Meade supports this by saying, “The Crown utilized this system of rewards to encourage the settlement and further conquest of the New World.” In this case, we see how the Catholic Church was used as a moral defense in order to gain the
With regard to Frankenstein that acts as a power glass through which we can sight that how the society alienates certain people just because they don’t complete their preferred and important requirements in the society. It exposes the strange unfamiliar position of society. The individual who was considered monstrous due to hideous appearance are regarded as disgusting and awful. Even though the fiend has sociable purpose, the citizens were arrogant and were assembling such judgments just being shaped by the society and therefore presumed the creature as evil. This mindset cause the refusal by the not only strangers but by the own family.
They began as an attempted coup d'état by the Irish Catholic gentry, who tried to seize control of the English administration in Ireland to force concessions for Catholics. Unfortunately for them, their coup failed and the rebellion developed into an ethnic conflict between native Irish Catholics on one side and English and Scottish Protestant settlers on the other side. This was all started by Catholic fears of an impending invasion of Ireland by anti-Catholic forces of the English Long Parliament and Scottish Covenanters who were defying king Charles’ authority.Because of this, the rebels suspected association with Charles I which helped to start the Civil war. Charles, I was then put on trial at Westminster Hall. He was charged with high treason and ‘other high crimes’ but refused to accept the authority of the court, and was subsequently convicted and beheaded in public in front of his
Chaucer also depicts how the Pardoner's appearance is a reflection of him. Historically, the church in the medieval ages was corrupt and money hungry. Geoffrey Chaucer depicts this corruption through The Pardoner’s Tale. Specifically, the Pardoner was a prime example of abusing the power of the church, “I preach, as you have heard me say before/And tell a hundred lyin mockeries more”(Chaucer 142). The Pardoner admits that he follows the narrative of corruption in the
Roman Catholics in the 16th century defended their faith against the Protestant Reformation. Catholics fought back against critics by excommunication, killing, wars concerning religion began due to the feeling of being threatened and some Catholic women reformed convents through four basic principles. The condition of the church in late 15th century and early 16th century, was full of clerical ignorance, simony and other signs of disorder.He wrote the 95 Theses describing the condition of the church and what he stood against. This propelled the church to act defend their faith through a trial counsel called the Diet of Worms who excommunicated Martin Luther. The accredited person for starting Protestantism was Martin Luther who when excommunicated acquired more followers.
Justice Fried knew that the mass hysteria of child molestation had in fact affected the case. He also admitted that the children had been asked questions in a way that elicited a certain answer, one that confirmed the biases of all the prosecutors. To make matters worse Justice Fried also knew that the children 's testimonies were unlikely and knew how the defendant 's constitutional right of confronting their accusers had been violated. In the end Justice Fried’s position in the case was predetermined, it seems as if he did not even give the Amiraults a chance to prove their innocence. I think that Justice Fried was very biased and was not impartial at all and he did not adequately do what he was supposed to do in the situation presented to
Despite the good efforts of John Barnstead, the system still had its flaws, for example due to the fact that bodies would bloat soldiers would have to cut rings off their fingers, which in turn caused people to mistrust the soldiers as they believed that the soldiers were stealing valuable property from the dead. A big problem that also occurred after the explosion was the lack of housing after the explosion. As mentioned before, the explosion had wiped out a
The Popish cruelties were a shocking eye opener to how people with power can hurt people just because they have a following. They would persecuted until they choose baptism or death, even if they converted the separation was still there. They would torture them by burning the accused, especially if believed to promote protestant faith. Many of the affected were muslims and jews because of their different religious views, that were killed unless converting. The hostility only grew higher especially in England until the law did not allow the torture of them as long as religious beliefs did not affect the throne.
The church taught that all acts of fornication was sinful and as a response, the public would humiliate people challenging the sexual norms. Under Virginia law, fornicators were subject to a fine or whipping. Early Virginians were accustomed to the traditional religious concept of fornication, viewing it as an “egregious form of sinful behavior that required atonement by men and women.” (Pagan. Pg. 128) However, many Virginian officials were more concerned in the economic issues that would arise due to bastardly and in protecting the rights of men than worrying about all sinners.