eRomeo and Juliet both killed themselves with poison, although it wasnot synthetic drugs. The poison had to be as powerful, some scholars believethat it was hemlock that sealed the fate of the two start crossed love, otherare skeptical, but we will probably never know. The methods and medicines used in Renaissance and Medieval times werevery primitive compared to today’s standards. medical concepts were magical anddemoniacal. With no anesthetics, no knowledge of how the human body and it’sfunctions people many times would do anything they thought would help, notnecessarily what worked. They to cure people from “evil” or the devil, people would literallyopen up a person’s skull and then massage the brain.Order now
Wizards (alchemist) would mix potions, trying to find eternal life , andcures to everything. For years these alchemists tried to find a way to changelead into gold, they as you probably know never suceed. Alchemists as crazy as they may seem to us were in reality the firstchemists discovering metals and mixing them etc. Here’s a poem about something that happen during the Renaissance: Ring around the rosies, A pocket full of posies, Ashes, ashes! We all fall down. For hundreds of years children sang this song not knowing the horriblemeaning behind it.
Song was written about the Bubonic Plague. Horrible living conditionsin the cities and town helped the “Black Plague” spread killing thousands andgreatly lowered the population of the world. It would cause glands to swell andcaused a horrible oder in it’s victims. There was not really a sanitation system in Elizabethan England garbagewas left in the street for days, rats would then get into the garbage and therats would then spread the plague rapidly and in one great wave swept acrossthe country side. No one was safe, but important religious officials like thearch bishop of France were surrounding in fire for months.
Back to the meaning of the poem: The rosies refer to rosary beads togain divine help. The people with the plague emitted a putrid odor, so flowerswere carried to hide the smell. Ashes resulted from burning the corpses. Falldown referred to dying people. The theater was often thought of as a breeding ground for disease sowhen the “Black Death” came in the a town the theater would be shut down forlong peroids of time. Many inventoins were made to help the world’s medical feild.