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    In the 21st century, people never hear about massive plague outbreaks in the world thanks to modern medicine. However in the 15th century, the bubonic plague was a highly contagious diseases that started out with symptoms of a cold but led to death. With unadvanced medicine, the hundred thousands of people infected could not be treated. Many times over the course of history in Europe and Asia, thousands of people lots their lives in the massive wipe outs that were caused by the bubonic plague. The plague was already on the decline around September of 1666 when the Great Fire erupted. The Great Fire killed bacteria that ended major plagues in London because the fire destroyed plague ridden houses and burning is scientifically proven to kill…

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    Defoe 's constant references to God in the journal of the plague year seem to highlight the importance of religion to people in 1664. Instead of keeping with the Christian values of the state, due to fear of the potential of a traumatic experience, the infected people were confined to their home. While Defoe believed the act was unsuccessful at stopping the spread, he believed the “confined the distempered people, who would otherwise have been both very troublesome and very dangerous” were…

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    society, the writings of Barowski show how remaining indifferent to views from people in power can have extreme drawbacks on the psychology and morality of people during time of trauma. In addition Barowski mentions his believe that “world is ruled by power and power is obtained with money”. As a result, history gives us insights into the dangers of certain political structures and allows us to identify and react to similar acts of discrimination in the future. In addition, the publications of…

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    health is also evident in 17th century London during one of the last plague outbreaks in Europe. In response to the recurring outbreaks the bills of mortality were created by state authorities. The bills were published once a week representing the death tally and information of city deaths. Moreover, memory does not always have to occur for human rights progress but can create a genre of historical fiction that may record the collective memory of a society under the attack of an epidemic…

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    As it uses the diary as its source, it is reliable. This article first describes the events right before Pepys wrote his diary, when Cromwell died, and the government was unsteady. It then gives an overview of each month Pepys wrote his diary during. Some of the events include the great fire of london, and Pepys’ bladder stone operation. Finally, the article concludes with some events after Pepys stopped writing the diary, such as his travels with his wife Elizabeth and her death, as well as his…

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    The Enlightenment Era

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    Throughout A Journal of the Plague Year, as Defoe explains the troubles of the plague he is reflecting the social ideas of that time period. De La Fontaine wrote the fable The Acorn and the Pumpkin displaying that the story written was meant to teach a lesson for those of that time period. In the fable, a village bumpkin named Garo questions God’ creations. Garo continues to accuse God of making things wrong in the world. “...who found one, gazed at it,/And wondered how so huge of a fruit could…

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    In Herlihy first essay the “ Bubonic Plague…”he questions if the Black Death was even a plague. He goes back and does his research and notes the medieval chroniclers failed to mention the mass deaths of rats and other rodents, a necessary forerunner to the plague - epizootics, also didn't mention certain characteristic that aren't typically seen in a plague. His theory about the plague was that the “plague was just combinations of several diseases; “sometimes [they] worked together to produce…

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    in the midst of some of the most momentous events in English history. Pepys bore witness to and recorded the second Anglo-Dutch war, the Great Fire of London, and what the Restoration or even the Great Plague was like experience. And while these events can be found in history books, Samuel Pepys’ diary brings something to the table that a group of…

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    This would of forced the City to pay back the damages to all of its citizens. So instead, an inferno caused by a forgetful baker, fueled by a strong wind and indecisive leadership, was blamed on Catholics and a young Frenchmen for over 150 years. Overlooked however, is the role of Sir Bloodworth; though Sir Bloodworth might not have had a personal hand in starting the fire, abusing his civic duty allowed the destruction of the Fire to increase before authoritative action was taken by Charles…

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    St Pauls Cathedral Fire

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    Tuesday saw the greatest destruction. The fire storm fanned by easterly gale force winds, jumped fire breaks and continued onward to the west. It destroyed the Dukes command post at Temple Bar and destroyed the luxury shopping street of Cheapside. The greatest loss on this day was St. Pauls Cathedral. Most people thought the churches thick stone walls and the natural fire break of an empty surrounding plaza would protect it from the fire. However the church was undergoing restoration by…

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