Summary: The Deceptions Of Demons

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People began to not only resort to superstition, but began to show the true vices of society in the fact that people began to use exploitation in a world where the true meaning of life was gone and rather people felt more materialistically inclined with their days seeming numbered. Evidently, the society in which the plague brewed had an interesting social dynamic that continued to be acted upon as many practices of before were altered. Stealing, and drinking unrestrainedly and ultimately taking advantage of others in the idea of exploitation had became the fact of life. In such areas as the medical community Miguel Parets, a Barcelona tanner wrote in his diary about how “nurses in Barcelona,” began to make their “patients die more quickly.…show more content…
However, Parets account still exposes the vices of society and how even though people and physicians looked for cures some did not, and rather took advantage of patients in order to reek the benefits of them dying. Not only did the medical community experience exploitation but, Johann Weyer, a German physician, in his The Deceptions of Demons, alludes to the social ideals of the people of the time as the people wanted to try to make others die quicker “in order to obtain their inheritances more quickly.” Weyer touches upon the fact that the heirs actually paid the lower class to do the smearing making use of their desperate needs for income and thus caused them to get infect with the plague and the heir to collect the inheritances. A parallel could be drawn in a work like Boccacios’s Decameron people were described to have abandoned who they were and what they were, living by the moment stealing, drinking and carouse…show more content…
Thus, as he writes this in his diary it is likely that he meant for people to end up reading and thus may have not given a full depiction of how he really felt about giving up his family for himself but in any standpoint and still alludes to the fact that many were willing to mistreat others including family members for the survival of themselves. On the other hand, exploitation is refuted by the fact that Father Dragoni, a priest, wrote a letter to the Health Magistracy of Florence, in which he asserted the idea that he had fulfilled all of these great tasks in handling the church and helping out the people. Although colored with his own hope of trying to make himself sound like a better man in such ways as mentioning his “compassion and charity,” Drogoni’s statement reveals how some such as clergyman helped others out rather than took advantage of them. Nevertheless, Drogoni’s statement does not outweigh the countless examples of exploitation during the times of the

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