There were many hardships in life for people back in the year 999. Some of these hardships were disease, famine, and sieges. Most lives were lost because of famine. Personally, I believe the greatest hardship people faced was famine. Without food, people would starve. Because starvation would set in, people began to steal or would become sick. The diseases that set in would cause many to move and start a siege on other castles/villages. I believe famine was the worst of all the hardships people faced because famine would set the ball rolling for the other events to happen.
Your argument for famine being the greatest hardship in the year 999 was strong, your point on starvation leading to sieges was very good and supported your argument well. For the future, work on the flow of your sentences, your paragraph was a little choppy. Also, be sure to include and cite textual evidence so your audience knows where you got your information. Overall, good work! - Miss T
The forces that I feel were the greatest hardships are the invaders and the lack of supplies if you were a peasant. Back in the Anglo Saxon times, if you couldn't get resources, you had to fight to steal them. Barbarians combined with the issue of kings not sharing their wealth, caused for a bad life for peasants.
You make a good point, being a peasant during the Anglo Saxon era would be very difficult due to a lack of resources and the possibility of invaders, but I would like to see you expand on your ideas more in future blogs. You only briefly touched on why being a peasant during the year 999 would have been difficult with very little reference to the article we read in class. Also be sure to pay attention to what tense you are writing in, you changed tenses a couple of times throughout your paragraph. Overall, I would love to read more about your ideas and see you really expand on them! I know you have a big brain and a strong voice, let your writing reflect that.
The greatest hardships of life in 999 would have to be the lack of resources they had. They didn't have very many food options, and the amount of illness's and diseases that went around were dangerous. "A man was lucky to survive 30, and 50 was a ripe age" as stated in the article. Diseases were one of the main reasons that people started to die off.
I really liked that you pulled a direct quote from the article, it adds a strong base to your argument. When you quote something though, you need to make sure you introduce the quote before you put it in your writing so the reader doesn't get confused. Also I would like to see you connect your ideas in future blogs; you mention the lack of resources and then go into more detail about how illnesses were deadly in 999, think about how the lack of resources could have made illnesses worse or harder to treat. Overall, you had a strong argument and used evidence from the text well to support it. - Miss T
I feel the greatest hardships in life of 999 was the diseases and illnesses because there was no cure for any disease or illness. If you got sick you were done for because of the lack of medicine.People would have tuberculosis, abscesses, cankers, scrofula, tumors, eczema, and erysipelas. Lepers would be outcast to the outskirts of their homes and villages. Men rarely lived to 30, women lived less.
You support your argument well with multiple examples; I really liked that you included the different types of diseases people would catch during this time, it helps paint a bigger picture for your audience. In the future, I would like to see you connect the ideas in your sentences more. Your paragraph was a little choppy and you could have combined a few of your sentences to help it flow a little better. Also, when you are using information from the article you need to make sure you cite it and give the author credit, it's very important that you start to get into the habit of doing that. Overall, great job! -Miss T
The life in 999 was very rough because not everyone had much. If you were not a noble it was really rough because you didn't have much. The nobles on the other hand had money and some wealth. The worst would be if you were not a noble because you were struggling most of the time.
I agree that not being a noble during this time would have made life even harder, but I want you to really think about and explain why. You don't give much detail and there is very little evidence pulled from the article we read in class. Why did "not having much" make it harder to live in 999? What about being noble and having money made it easier? I want you to work on being more descriptive and using information from the article in your future blog posts. I know you can do this! - Miss T
With the kings owning almost everything in the land, peasants had the hard life. Going and hunting for the food that was needed to provide for the whole family and keeping up on their land. As the king owned most of the forests for his own hunting ground the peasants had barley anything to go to for hunting, not only that but without the indulgence of the nobility, they couldn't acquire salt. Disease and illness remained in the constant residence that was also the struggle of the peasants.
I like that you gave a lot of detail about what made life as a peasant hard especially with having to hunt for food, I would have never thought about how hard finding food would have been for them had you not mentioned it. I also really liked the phrase "the indulgence of the nobility," indulgence is such a strong word and it really elevated that sentences from the rest of the paragraph. However, you didn't expand on why having salt was such a luxury or how not having it affected peasant life; make sure you follow up with all of your ideas so your reader isn't left hanging. Overall, you did a great job! - Miss T.
The greatest hardship in 999 is the power of the king. Kings held most of the coins and only gave out the currency to the poor when he had to. Unless you had nobility you couldn't have salt which was needed to help preserve meat.
You make a good point about how lacking nobility meant a harder life for those living in 999. However, I would like to see you give more detail and expand on your ideas. Why was having salt to preserve meat so important? What about being noble made it easier to live during this time? Make sure to use evidence from the article to support your claim, it helps make your argument stronger and it beefs up your paper more. - Miss T
The greatest hardships that i feel were that the diseases they had were hard for the pariahs because of the way they lived. If you were a pariah, you did not live well at all. Only nobles lived a great life because they were rich and the pariahs were poor.
I like that you mentioned the pariahs in relation to having a disease during this time and in contrast with the nobles, but you need to give an explanation of what a pariah was just in case your reader doesn't know. Also, expand on your ideas more, you mention that living as a pariah was hard but you don't explain why or how they lived. Use examples from the text, they help strengthen your argument! - Miss T
The greatest hardship that is felt in the year of 999 is the gap between nobility and peasant. It is the worst because the nobility has everything that they want while the peasants barely get by to feed themselves.
I like that you mentioned the gap between the nobility and the peasants during 999, that was a big part of how their society functioned back then. For future blogs I want you to work on explaining your ideas more, throughout your blog post you make statements but don't expand on them or use textual evidence. Why was there a gap between peasants and nobility? What specifically was different about the way each social class lived? I like to read, give me more! -Miss T
I believe it was really hard for people to live in 999 unless you were rich because if you were rich you have a better chance of survival. Their was a lot of people that would die just from getting sick. so if you had money you had a better chance to live.
You make a good point that is still relevant to how we live today, usually having more money means having a better chance of survival, but I want you to really think about and explain why this is. Why does having money when your sick mean that you have a better chance of living, specifically in 999? Be sure to watch your grammar and run on sentences in future blogs, it makes you more credible as a writer if your work is grammatically correct. You can do this! - Miss T
The forces that caused hardships in 999 are that you could not even drink the water in the stream with out getting sick. The poorly circulated coin was hoarded by the nobility so the peasants are very poor. Illness and disease are also a terrible thing because they did not have the medicine and vaccines to fight them. Everyone was for themselves because there was a constant fear of barbarian or wolf attacks.
I like that you give a lot of examples to answer the question about what made living in 999 so hard, there were a lot of factors at play. For your future blogs I want you to try and focus on narrowing your examples though, that way you can give a more detailed explanation for your audience to really understand why those specific factors made living in this time so hard. It's easier to write more sometimes when you have more of a focus. Overall, you did great! - Miss T
The forces I feel were greatest hardships of life in 999 is the disease and illness they had. For example, most women lives less than 30 years that if they had childbirth and a man survive longer if they are lucky. Moreover, they wish that their children would grow up faster and to be useful as soon as possible.
I liked that you mentioned childbirth and how having children affected the lives of the peasants in 999. Not many people realize that kids were birthed to help do work or how having kids was huge risk for women during this time. In future blogs try to give more detail to support your ideas so the audience can really understand why these certain examples made life harder back then. Keep it up! -Miss T.
It was hard for life in 999 because disease and illness was a big issue back then. Most people didn't live that long. They didn't have the same type of system like we have today. You were on your own and there wasn't anyone to help you along the way.