to what extent did torture contribute to medieval society (torture…
to what extent did torture contribute to medieval society
torture made a large contribution to medieval society because it significantly impacted poorer people.
the laws were directly aimed at poorer people so that poorer people would be executed more easily and more often. this also created lots of poverty
the laws in medieval society included: "those who steal will be sent to death row" and in those days poor people could not afford to buy food leaving them to the only option left... to steal.
therefore it is evient that in the medieval society, torture significantly impacted poorer people because the laws that were in place were ones that poor people needed to break in order to live such as "those who steal bread will be killed".
torture effected both the person being punished and the civilians through death and trauma
torture greatly effected the person being tortured as there were 2 possible outcomes... death or pain while alive. this effected them bqqeczuase going in to death row meant that they were going to die in an unhummane way or live a life of pain.
the prson most effected by torture is the one receiving it as they have to face tortures like; beheading, sawed in half and less gruesome ones, but ones that are used to drive you insane such as; rubbing feces on their face and hands, water dripping on their head for very large amounts of time.
torture effected the civillians and people witnessing the killing through trauma. the reason for this leads back to my other point about how torture methods were made as brutal as possible which effected the civillians beczuase in some cases they were traumatised
people such as family members or close freinds who witness the torture have a large likelyhood of being traumatised as they are seeing there son/ family freind being killed in an inhumane way.
therefore it is evident that death and trauma through torture contributed to medieval society greatly becuase it caused people to die, go insane, live in pain and be traumatised and get mental health issues.
torture made a large contribution to medieval society because it was used to scare and warn the public to prevent further crime.
torture was not a secretive process. it quite often was told to everyone around the town and where it was going to happen and that they should watch it.
Torture took place in very open places like in the middle of a town or in a really busy street, which made it innevitable not to witness the murder, in order to scare the people.
therefore it is evident that torture methods were not only to warn or stop crime in people it was used to scare spectators and shock them about how gruesome they are. they did this by making tortures occur in popular and open places and making the methods as gruesome as possible. this made a contribution to medieval society because it was used to warn and scare the public in order to not commit further crimes.
the torture methods were made as brutal as possible in order to scare and shock the spectators.
torture methods included; being burnt, sawed in half, decapitated and cut into peices, to scare the spectators and shock them to how gruesome the torture methods are.