This “stupefaction” of emotional pain may have caused a decrease in productivity, a loss of economical strength and a generally weakened workforce. Furthermore, this sheer pain that Agnolo decribes is difficult to imagine, and with this disease being so widespread, the majority of Europe felt this misery. If every individual in Europe was facing both physical and emotional darkness, Europe was going through a dark age. The loss of order and emotional stability resulting from the Black Plague was a major factor in making Medieval Europe dark. The Middle Ages is best renamed the Dark, referring to a chaotic and terror-filled time, Ages because of the absence of organization, substituted by discomfort.
The Black Death accelerated the fall of feudalism accelerated the fall of feudalism by completely disrupting its systems. Consequently, the black death caused the stable system, known as feudalism to cease to exist in Europe. The Black death is a horrible disease that caused many symptoms in and on the body and was easily transmitted. There are a few different
“A forgotten plague: dysentery in Sweden, 1750-1900” by Helene Castenbrandt describes how dysentery was forgotten even though it spread throughout a region and caused the population to decrease at huge amounts. Dysentery was a plague that was caused by a bacterium from human feces being spread in food and water. The person with this bacterium would then have symptoms like mild diarrhea, severe abdominal pain and fever followed by death. Dysentery would kill the person slowly this would cause the doctors to not take much look into it and it ended up being overshadowed by another plague called cholera. This plague was also hard to determine the way it would spread throughout the region which caused doctors to question how the victims were connected.
Their names lept into the fire, burning down the years under the axe and hose which sprayed not water but kerosene” (Bradbury page 31) The statement made in the book explains, how Montag felt about burning books and how he felt he was ruining what was once a good world. Guy had found many flaws in the utopian system starting with the way people had used their time while those who did not spend it consumed with a fake world were often seen as strange and peculiar rather than just normal everyday people. Death was normal to the people living in this world which is rather alarming and shows the darkness that underlies in the depressed society, “Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks…” (Pg.27) Clarisse was a friend of Montag 's and was scared of how people are dying and did not want to be killed or become one of the ones killed. Technology is used as an antidepressant rather than just
Scarcity of clean drinking water is a major symbol of poverty. Human beings particularly children lack health because of drinking unclean water. People depending on river water are not safe because rain water flash dirty material into rivers which leads to diseases. Both people from rural suffers from water problem, even much worse in urban squatters because of high population. Ndingaye (2010:19) states that lack of infrastructural development in rural areas and urban squatters is the major cause why people should drink unclean water which is harmful to their health.
The colonists of Jamestown endured many hardships in their colony due to their location, lack of planning and poor leadership. After the failure of Roanoke, colonists set up another colony in present day Virginia about 30 miles up the James River from the Atlantic Coast in 1607. The location only set Jamestown into a pit of despair when they figured out it was a horrible spot. The land was swampy, making the land ill-suited for growing crops, not to mention it was plagued by mosquitoes that carried diseases such as Malaria that killed most of the colonists, and the brackish tidal water was unsuitable for drinking. Furthermore, there was lack of planning in the process.
Settlers didn’t know any better so they chose Jamestown. Settlers faced many struggles, i.e. lack of food, water, and skill. Why did so many colonists die? The three main reasons colonists died was environmental issues, lack of settler skills, and relations with the Powhatans.
1 Diseases Today I want to tell you about the diseases in World War one. Many of those diseases led to the dead of the soldiers because they had little knowledge and medicine. The conditions in the trenches were horrible. Little foot and fresh water, living in wet trenches, no medical care were the cause of those diseases: Trench foot, trench fever, gas, trench mouth, venereal diseases...Soldiers were sick, hungry and were exposure to the elements of nature. World War one was a really bloody affair.
Christians believed the Jews caused the spread of the plague to stop Christianity (Cunningham 67). Flagellants put on shows of self-torture so sins would be forgiven by God (Cunningham 69). There is no link between the Flagellant movement and Christians blaming Jew (Aberth 53). German physician, John of Saxony stated that treating plague victims was difficult because they resigned themselves to death (Aberth 51). Some people experienced a swelling of the brain (McGill 1).
The plague also had many long-term effects such as the decline in food production. In addition, a decline in the economy occurred because feared to trade well with plague infested country. As the Church could not answer people 's questions it lost its sincere power over people. All these factors contributed to Europe 's period of reduced success. During the middle ages, the plague was well-known as the all-destroying disease where one-third of the population perished.
The Black Death had a big impact on European religion. Because people could not understand the plague, they strongly believed that the plague was a punishment sent by God. The church claimed that God was punishing people because of the sins they have committed. They organized religious marches and told people to pray to get rid of the horrible disease. However, around 1348, Christians started accusing the Jews of bringing and spreading the plague to Europe.
Because of the high numbers of African-Canadians that populated that area, Africville was dictated as a slum. Years of neglect and racism has turned Africville into one of the worst slums of Canada. (Expropriating Black Nova Scotians) Even as an official city of Nova Scotia Africville was not given essential services. The small community was poisoned by disease and large amounts of waste that freely scattered around the town. A former Africville resident, Eddie Carvery, states that “The hospital would just dump their raw garbage on the dump—bloody body parts, blankets, and everything” The civilians had no access to water and were forced to get their necessities from the land around them.
As it is with many major crises, the Jews were blamed during the time period of the plague. The people during the time thought that they may have had a disease bestowed upon them because they were living amongst Jews. They began exiling or murdering many Jews. Many Jewish areas were completely abandoned after the exiles, murders, and plague. People were also afraid because the Jews were getting the plague, but not at the same rate as the Jews.