Essay about My Life After The Middle Ages

1066 Words Nov 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
Hi, I’m Elena Hoxha. I was born during the Middle Ages by my parents Eda and Ermo Hoxha. They were born Serfs, then, I thought it was pretty cool to be a Serf. It sounded cool. But, apparently, being a Serf sucks! When I was seven, Eda brought us some bread, it was coarse and black. This was apparently a special day for the Serfs. Then next time we got that kind of bread was a month after. As I grew up, my mom taught me how to do what every women Serf does. She also had me wake up at 3am every morning. She taught me how to weave and spin clothes, and how to look after our animals, which was chickens at the time. Last, how to make bread and pottage. I eventually grew up and found the love of my life: Blazh Hughes. We got married when I was 25. I expected us to choose our own house. But no, us Serfs don’t receive our land as a free gift. The Monarch gave us our house. We eventually had kids. We have three kids: Jan, Miroslav, and Nuno. It was my job to take care of them and raise them while Blazh did his work outside of the house. Our everyday life as a Serf is very hard. The Monarch has us do extra work. Like my mother taught me, I started my day at 3am every morning. Sometimes I’d wake up later in the winter. I would first start off making my family breakfast. I’d make some bread with barley, millet, and oats. It was the only things that we could use to make bread. We would also have some onion and a piece of cheese. Sometimes Blazh would get some beer. On an average day…

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