Running sores covered the body and then the tongue turned black. Death would then follow swiftly. Millions died from this sickness, which is referred to as the Black Death or the plague. At the time, no one completely knew what had caused the plague. Today we know that germs and bacteria caused the sickness and we understand how they can spread from one person to another, but back in the medieval times, the time of the plague, people did not know this.
In just the outbreak of 1563 alone, over 20,000 people died. After seeing all of this, people really began to fear this deadly disease (The Black Plague). Shakespeare’s family life was extremely affected by the spread of the Plague. This was a big part of what caused him to be
Some people consider the unusual events surrounding the opening of the tomb as evidence for a ‘curse’. Some think this may have occurred due to the items in his tomb that were collected and broken and even king tuts mummy itself was said to have been chopped into pieces and parts were even missing. According to legend, lord Carnarvon soon died from a mosquito bite and his three legged dog howled and dropped dead and all the lights went out in the city of Cairo. And then others of Carter’s party began to die of mysterious causes. Carter, himself had to suffer the fate of watching all his friends and associates drop off like flies, even his pet was killed by a cobra in a freak incident.
What do the families do to bury their hate of each other? Whose unfortunate, pitiful defeat Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife. Fight and kill Fight and kill The fearful passage of their death-marked love The fearful course of their doomed and fatal love And the continuance of their parent’s rage, And the continuance of their familys’ violent hatred Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove, Which nothing except their children’s death could stop Is now the two hours traffic of our stage, Is now what will be performed for 2 hours on the stage The which if you with patient ears attend, Which if you listen with patient ears What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. The details that we haven’t given you we will attempt to supply. Because its more interesting that way, and it adds to the sadness of the play Because its more interesting that way, and it adds to the sadness of the play Question: Why do you think Shakespeare chose to let his audience know Romeo and Juliet are going to
The Black Death The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was one of the biggest tragedies in England’s history. Wiping out one third of the population, it swept through the country every spring. People awaited the terrible Black Death in extreme fear. Everyone wondered where this horrible disease was coming from and why it had happened to them. Why almost everyone they loved was getting swept away by the traitorous disease.
He never could quite figure out how to balance his studies with his love of the theater and, more importantly, the illicit activities that could be found there. These activities were far more interesting to him than poking around in dead bodies, but his father insisted that he follow in his footsteps. Then one day word came about a new outbreak of the plague in London, followed swiftly by the news that his entire family had succumbed to the sickness. Alone, penniless, and expelled from the university, he did what he could to survive but he had no actual skills to speak of other than the small amount of information he had managed to glean from the lectures he bothered to attend. Using the last of his money he purchased the costume of a plague doctor and passed himself off as an established, well educated physician.
The theme of sickness and disease is first seen in the opening act of the play. When Horatio, Bernardo and Marcellus see the ghost of Hamlet Sr. Horatio says, “Upon whose influence Neptune’s empire stands, Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse; And even the like precurse of fear’d events; As harbingers preceding still the fates and prologue to the omen coming on” (Act 1. 1. 119-123). Horatio describes the conditions of Rome before the murder of Julius Caesar, and thinks that the Ghost is a sign and warning to Denmark that something calamitous will happen, as the sick moon was portent to Rome before the death of Caesar.
Black Death had a large amount of effect o the Art world. It stimulated religious bequests and devotional images. Black plague was a horrible infection that led to a terrible painful death. During the mid-14th century thousands of artists, painters and craftsman perished. When the plague arrived any artists started a darker era for painting.
(A3) However, the most critical effect on the population is that places started to de-urbanize due to the fact, the disease spread profusely in heavily populated areas. (A) The consequences of one third of population dying out, were still being felt for generations after the disease struck. (B)The devastation caused by the black plague was so severe, it even caused the culture of western civilization to be re-shaped. (B1)The black plague made people so desperate, they began to accept flagellants, which conflicted directly with the church. (B2) Because death became so familiar with people, a fascination with death can be seen in such artwork of the time like, The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse and
This great play was a tragedy; but Hamlet had an opportunity to seek justice and finally become king himself. Almost everyone is dead at the end of the play. So one could say that Hamlet did not actually get the revenge that he wanted. This play could have been a delighted story if Hamlet sought justice; instead he was essentially forced to seek revenged for his father and everything ended up into a bloody mess at the end. Other main characters during the middle of the story would not have been killed either.