The Twist of the Plague D.18.12.24

23 Dec

Culturally, the plague created somewhat of a love affair with life and death. Art was created to express this strange relationship, with the realization of how sudden life was and how it must be appreciated.
People were surrounded by death on a daily basis. The plague did not discriminate based on gender, age, class, religion, or country. It could strike at any moment.
When writing about the plague in the Decameron, Boccaccio stated victims ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors. This was a sign of how quick and how widespread the plague was.
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