The impact on the spread of the Black Death led to many innocent people in Europe being killed. A Concise Survey of Western Civilization in fact explains that "The plague killed 1/3 of Europe population (Pavlac 157).'' Some readers would agree from the statistics that the Black Death was the most devastating event that happened in the middle ages. A Concise Survey of Western Civilization informs the readers that historians believed that the Black Death happened around the mid 1300’s from trading with Asia. The people of Europe were not aware of how trading could bring, so much terror to the city. The Impact of the Black Death brought Climate change, Death, and Economic decline. Metrical Letter to himself about the plague by …show more content…
The Decameron says that ''they formed small communities, living entirely separate from everybody else.'' They would drink and eat the finest food to cope with the fear of death knocking on their door. Many felt that the cure for this disease was singing and having fun (Decameron). A few would not pick sides, but instead use both beliefs to their advantage. The people did not know that there was not no cure for the plague.
The people of Europe will drink in order to get their mind off the fact that they will die soon. Readers would not understand this because Alcohol is a depressant. This means that you will more likely feel sad after drinking too much. The effect of alcohol brings paranoia and too much can lead to a depressing state. The reader will feel that the people should stay away from this depressant, but others realized that a drink will be useful with coping with a dilemma. These are the ways that Europeans would react and rationalize with the Black Death.
The experiences with simulation differ from the primary sources read. One way they were different because the simulation allowed us to determine what was the main cause of the plague, but the Europeans did not know why the plague occur in their home. Petrarch says ''Either it is the wrath of God, or it is just the harsh assault of the stars in their perpetually changing