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Monday, January 7, 2019

Post #7: The Medieval Town

When Crispin enters Great Wexly he is most taken by the terrible smell.  Imagine that you were a resident of a medieval town, describe some of the smells you encounter.  Why does it smell so badly?  Could you live in these conditions today? Why or why not?

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69 comments:

Luis Soriano said...

If I was a Resident of Great Wexly I think the smells I would in counter are cow manure and human manure. I don't think I could live in this condiction because it would smell terrible and my nose probably can't handle the smells

Celeste Elena Avila said...

I think the smell is so bad because of the rotting food and human slop.Also food is contaminated with people's bacteria .In my opinion living in these conditions today is not good because it might affect your lung respiration.If the smell goes threw your lungs it could burn your organs which it could create a hole through your lungs .

Alessandro Izzi said...

When I'm walking down Main street I see cows everywhere, rotting piles of food and trash dumped into the streets. I think the streets smelt so bad because of manure, trash, feces, and rotting food. Personal I would not live there because I just can't relax when its bad smelling but I would also stay there because you would probably get used to the smell after awhile.

Joslyn Powers said...

I imagine that if I was a resident in a medieval town I would have a very strong scent of waste and garbage. It smells bad because people throw all of their human waste and garbage out onto the streets. I don't think I would be able to live in these conditions today because we have different kinds of food that have a very bad smell.

Jacob Rosenstiel said...

I think Crispin smells a bad food rotting and people throwing there filthy trash were ever they want to.

Leslie Tellez said...

If I was in Great Wexly and it smelled terrible there I think it would smell bad because the villagers I have to work everyday and the food might be in the floor lying down and the trash in the ground.I could not live in these conditions today because you could get sick and wont handle the smell.

Joared Basulto said...

If I was a medieval resident the smells I would encounter would be dead animal,rotten leftover food and the smell of dead people. I think it smells bad in Great Wexly because there are probably dead animals and that leaves a really bad smell. Another way it smells bad if because they have leftover food that if rotten and that smells super gross. The last thing that make's the town smell bad is when they kill people they probably leave they body's there and that just smells bad. I could not leave in those conditions today because it would be bad for my lungs,it would be hard to breathe and I would die really quickly because of the smell.

Carmen Ramirez said...

I think the streets smells so bad because of manure and rotting food. I don't think I could handle the smell of rotting food and manure and other things. I think the smell would also hurt our lungs.

Natasha Da Silva said...

It smells so bad because they don't actually have bathrooms so they just put everything out of the window .I definitely don't think I could live in those conditions because it smells so bad and the streets are very dirty.

Michelle Garcia ~.~ said...

It would smell really bad because of the human waste on the streets and the horse poop. I don't think that I would live in these conditions because of how bad it smells and how unsanitary it is.

Cindy Cortes said...

I think I wouldnt want to live there becuase it smells really bad and there is a lot of polution and I would want to be relaxed which I wouldn't be relaxed if it smells bad.

Tylen Carrasco said...

If I lived in a medieval times the smells I would encounter would be all the human waste being thrown out on the street, I would smell the fresh bread and fruit at the local shop/market and I would smell the old ale and wine that was thrown out. I probably could not live in this condition because the stench would be so bad I would have to be in doors all day.

Jeffrey Fitz Gibbon said...

If I were to be a citizen of Great Wexly, the smells I would encounter would be, off of the descriptions in the book, would be a lot of animal manure, human poop, and rotting plants and animals. I believe that it smells this badly because of the simple reason that they didn't have any place to put it, so they just dumped it in the street. There wasn't any indoor plumbing, so they dumped their waste right out the window. There most likely wasn't any place to put trash, so they once again threw it out on the street. Great Wexly would also smell a lot like animals, as people would be around them so much and back then people didn't bathe very often. I probably could not live in these conditions today, though after a while I would most likely get used to it. The reason is that of how intense the smell would be, and it would linger on for a very long time. It would be difficult to sleep, eat, and walk around the street. As well as that, I doubt that I could go as long without a shower as Medieval Europeans did often.

Jeremiah Macedo said...

I think that i would not want to live there because it smells bad and maybe I would throw up a lot and that would be nasty. I just want to breath in fresh good smelling air. Also not to be sick.

Jet Tortolani said...

I see lots of cattle and it smells awful plus the smell of people dumping there sewage out of the windows making it much worse for me. I would not be able to live in these conditions today it be horrible.

Maria Aguilar said...

I think that I wouldn't want to live there because all the pollution that's on the streets & they way it smells. So i wouldn't feel like it would be the best choice for me to live in these conditions.

Paris Troendly said...

I think it smells so bad because of the people and the animals the people dont have bathrooms in the first place and the animals will just go to the bathroom anywhere so all of that smell together at one time will be very strong and smell even worse.So In my opinion I wouldn't want to live there at all because I just feel like wherever I would go I would be disgusted because of the smell.

Monica Vega said...

I think that it would smell like trash and like a sewer exploded. I think that is would smell like that because in the book it said that they would throw there trash out the little window they had. I think that I would have not survived in that town because of how bad the town would smell and how dirty that little town would have been.

Oscar Contreras said...

The smell would be terrible like a sewer exploded,vomit,Trash. I would get used to it because I would adapt myself to that terrible smell but I would not want to live in it because of how bad the town looks like.

Everett Dowell said...

If i was a resident of great wexly some of the smells would probably something I wouldn't want to smell and I dont think I could live in these conditions because imagine smelling whatever smell that is constantly I just couldn't do it.

William Perez said...

If I lived in a medieval town the smells I would be sewers trash and horse poop. If I lived there I would probably not be able to handle it or survive it.

Bryan Sanchez said...

If I was a resident of the medieval town I think one of the smells that I would encounter would be the smell of trash and horse waste that people would would throw in the streets.And I think I wouldn't be able to live in this conditions for a while.

Joseph Willis said...

If I were a resident of Great Wexly, The air would smell of human waste and animal manure. It smells badly due to the fact that the people in the village don't have their own bathroom quarters, and throw the waste outside. There are also animals running everywhere carrying in dead plants, and their waste adds to the smell. I could not live in these conditions today due to the fact that it is unhygienic. Diseases and Sicknesses were passed on easier back then.

Aide Gomez Cruz said...

I think the smell I would probably encounter is food trash and more. I think it would smell bad because people wouldn't eat it and clean up. I don´t think I would be able to live in conditions like this because It wouldn't be a nice and pretty place but if it was a bit in better conditions probably yes.

Luis Dominguez said...

I would not like to live there because it smells bad and I would not like to smell something bad everyday. The smell maybe smells like manure or just trash.

Seth Daniel said...

If I was in a medieval town I imagine it smelling like gross fesses because back then they would just throw their waste out the window. On the other hand If it was my town it would smell like glorious cooked meat and perfectly baked bread, because I would make some pipe system or I would make people throw it in a hole or something like that. I could not live in these conditions because I hate germs and I would be so careful.

Daisy Martinez said...

I think that I would not like to live there because of all the pollution that is on the streets and because of how it smells.So I think under those conditions it would not be the best choice to live there.

Izzy Sims said...

If I was a resident of Great Wexly,I think it would spell a lot like human waste. The reason of that is because those in the village don't have their own bathrooms. I would not be able to live in these conditions because just driving by a cow area makes me almost throw up! I would not be able to handle it smelling like that in my neighborhood.

Anaid Hernandez said...

If I were a resident in the medieval times,the smells I would encounter would be bread baking coming from a bakery.Also food waste from peoples food scraps.Another smell I would encounter would be fish from the people selling them.The smell would be very bad because of all the scents mixed together,making an unpleasant stench.I would not be able to live in the conditions because I would not want to be smelling an unpleasant scent every time I go out.

Tyler Diehl said...


If i was a resident of great wexly it would not smell great it would like waste and other bad thing and i would not be able to live there because of the constant bad smell.

Alexis Ramirez said...

If i was a resident of The Medival town i think some of the smells i encounter might be heavy smoke smells and smells rotten food of nature and all of the animals trash. I think that the smell might be really bad because they might not be able to clean because of the size. I think that i wouldnt be able to live in those conditions today. I say i cant because i think that i got used to the smell i smell today and it wont be the same as the smell in the Medival Town.

Christian Hernandez said...

If I was a resident of Great Wexly the smells would probably be rotten food and dead rats or birds and leftover food. so it would not be the best choice of living there. I think that it smells bad is because of the rotten food and dead animals.

Mia Griffith said...

If I were a resident of a medieval town I would encounter smells like fresh baked bread, or the smell of mud and dirt, the smell of animals like cows and pigs, human waste because they just throw it out their window. It would smell so badly because its all in one town so its all mixed together and the air is probably hot which makes it stench even more then it already does. I don't believe that I could live in these conditions because ever time I would walk outside you would have to smell the putrid smell even more then you can smell it in your house, not only that but your breathing it in everyday so your nose doesn't really give you a break.

Daniel Acuna said...

If i was a resident in a medieval town, I would probably smell sewage, garbage, and animal feces. I think the town smells really bad because people didn´t own their own bathrooms and they had no where else to put their trash other than outside. I don´t think I would be able to stand these conditions today because most people I know can´t stand the smell of trash or waste.

Angelica Ochoa said...

If I was a resident of Great Wexly I think it would smell like trash and human waste
.But they don't have bathrooms. I would not like to live in the Great wexly because of the smell.

Gianni Izzi said...

When I came into Great Wexly, the first thing that killed me was the stench. It smelled sickening. I couldn't even decide what the smell was, animals, trash, rotten food, and maybe even some poop in there! It was so disgusting, that I would rather just turn myself in, and let John Acliff kill me. I would never ever live in Great Wexly because it is so gross, and I would never get some piece and quiet. (Also I wouldn't get feces dumped on my head when I walk through the town!)

Andrez Hernandez said...

Some of the smells that I encountered in the medieval town were the smells of dirty water that people through out from there windows. The smells smelled badly because the smells were horrid they smelled like human feces and like dirt. I could not live in these conditions because I am use to not smelling human feces.

Jessica Castro said...

If I was a resident of a medieval town I think I would smell a lot of human waste, animal waste, and rotting plants. I think that I would encounter all this because they didn't have bathrooms or anywhere to put waste. I don't think I could live in these conditions because if I were to come out of somewhere that I was in I would not want to smell something bad everytime I came out.

Emily Thomas said...

If I were a resident in a medieval town, the smells I would encounter would most likely be human and animal waste, old food, litter on the streets, and even dirty water! I believe it would smell so bad because all of the smells would be mixed together, creating one big stench. The smell would probably be all around the town, and you would never be able to escape it unless you left the medieval town. I would not be able to live in these conditions today because it smells so badly, and today we are all used to the smells around us, and if something smells badly, we are used to air freshener or something that would get rid of the awful stench for us. In conclusion, the bad smell would probably be a mix of human and animal waste, old food, litter, and some dirty water. The smells would be so bad because it would be a mix of all of these things, and it wold make one big stench that would linger around the entire town. I would not be able to live in these conditions because it would smell so bad, and I am used to the smells around me today.

Boston Brandt said...

If I was a resident of a mideviel town I would encounter horibble smells because the towns people throw dung and waste out of there house.I could not live in these conditions because it would smell to bad and be to unsanitary

Mariana Ramirez said...

If I were a resident of a medieval town, one of the smells I would encounter would be human waste and animal waste. It would smell so badly because it would be in the sun and it would get moldy or rot. I could not be able to live in those conditions today because I don't like the smell of the trash can and I would have to smell the stank of human waste and animal waste every time I went outside which the smell is worse.

Melanie Saucedo said...

If I was a resident of the Medieval town I would most likely smell garbage, plants, anything rotten, and any human or animal waste. I think it smells bad because they didn't have bathrooms and there were no garbage cans. I probably wouldn't like to live in these conditions but if I lived in these conditions for a while I would get used to it and probably I wouldn't mind it. I wouldn't live in these conditions because of the strong smell, dut if I was so used to it I would probably not mind it at all.

Avery Roche said...

If I was a resident in Great Wexly the smells that I would encouter would be animals, animal waste, human waste, and garbage. I think it would smell so bad because they don't know how to properly clean things like how people do now. I don't think I could live in these conditions because everday I would have to smell horrible smells and I wouldn't be able to handle it.

Selena Sanchez said...

I think that the smell is coming form rotten food and human waste they pored out of the windows.I feel like i would not survive the smell and have to move for a ways from their.

Warren Whisenant said...

I imagine, as a resident, I would encounter many different smells. Probably Sweat, Ale, human waste, animal waste, dirt, mud, expired food, meat. I imagine that it smells so bad because there is no landfills or dumps where any of this would go, Like Crispin described, people would throw their trash out of their window, sometimes onto people. I imagine that it is possible to live in those conditions for me, but I would not like to. I prefer The cleanliness that we have today.

Dylan Ito said...

If I was a resident of a medieval town I would smell manure, animal waste, garbage, old food, and some good smells to like fresh baked bread. It smells so badly because they don't really have any place to put it. They don't have garbage trucks or indoor plumbing. Or compost bins or anything like that. So, they just put it in the street. I probably could live in that kind of environment because it's bad at first but after a while it doesn't bother you. Just like when I was in Reno they smoke a lot and it bothered me but after a hour it didn't. I don't know why this happens but it does so I think I could handle it.

Miriam Rodriguez said...

If i was the resident of a medieval town I think it would smell like rotten food and other nasty stuff.And i don't think i would stand living there because of the bad smell.

Alejandra Gallo Cervantes said...

I think it smells so bad because of the rotten food. I would not live in there because of the smell.

Daniel Flores said...

If i was a resident of Great Wexly, I think i would smell like trash.If i was there i would see people throwing there trash everywhere they want and see lots of trash in the ground.I think it smells because of the rotten food or the waste.I wouldn't live in those conditions because i wouldn't want to play outside or relax good.

Daylan Mcfall said...


If I was a resident of Great Wexly, I think I would smell terrible. If I was there I would see people throwing their trash everywhere on the ground and see lots of waste on the ground. I think it smells because of the rotten food or waste. I wouldn't live in those conditions because I wouldn't want to go outside, also to have that grumpy surrounding and feel uncomfortable.

Brisa Stone said...

I think it smells bad because of the food that it out in the open like the meat.I don't think i would be able to live in the conditions, I think this because the smell would most defiantly give me a head ache and I would probably fall a lot if there is a crowd because i am fairly clumsy.

Luis Vasquez said...

If I were a resident of a medieval town, I would probably smell animal and human waste. It would smell really bad. I would not be able to live in these conditions because my lungs would not be able to handle the smells of animal and human waste.

Natalie Haro said...

If I was a resident in a medieval town I think i would smell a lot of human waste and trash or food that is already rotting.I think that I would encounter this because they don´t have bathrooms or anywhere to put their trash.I don´t think I would be able to live in these conditions because if I were to come outside I wouldn´t want to smell something really nasty.

Monica Ochoa said...

If I were a resident of a medieval town I would encounter bad smells like human and animal waste because of all the animals they had and human waste which would all add up to a bad smell and all the other things on the streets.It would smell badly because of everything that smells would go into the air and all combine into one smell which would have a bad stench.No I could not live in these conditions because I would have to smell that everyday I would not be able to smell the clean air which we need to live or else we can die.It could also make you sick because of the smell.

Sophie Nassiri said...

If where to be living in the medievil times the smell i would be smelling would be all the waste from people using the bathroom since there was no offial system estabished yet.I also think that it would be the smell of animals using the bathroom wherever they pleased.Some othere smells could also just be the people becauase there werent showers yet established so th epeople most likly didtn smell very good either and this would contibute the the entire smell of the town. Iwould not be able to live in such a soceity becauce i am a geraphobe and very sensitive to many smells.

Tia Evans said...

If i was an resident of a medievil town times, all I would be smeeling is people waste from using the bathroom because they didnt have bathrooms to put there waste out so that is way it smells bad. I think itś not just humans it can be animals to because they also go to the bathroom and that can also be a bad smell . I would not be able to live somewhere that smells bad all the time because that would just be gross.

Luis Martinez said...

I think it smells bad because people and animals were going to the bathroom when ever where ever they wanted because people don't have bathrooms there but animals usually just go. In my opinion I would not like to live there because I don't like bad smells and I would get sick.

Ocgtavian Orion said...

The Great Wexly when Bear and Crispin went to Wexly when they got there Crispinp noticed something then anything else it was a smell a strong smell of cow manure and guards.

Mohammed Steyteyieh said...

I would encounter the smells of human and animal feces,garbage and pollution.It smells so badly because common objects with a terrific scents are being mixed together.I could not be able to live comfortably in those types of conditions.Although I am used to those terrible scents I would strive to get myself away from those objects due to the fact that I grew up in particular clean family and clean household.

Nathan Marroquin said...

I think the things you would smell are a lot of different types of food,maybe rodents,and the sent of people either good or bad and they would all be mixed and it would smell bad.It smells bad because those things mixed wouldn't good.I think I couldn't live under these living conditions because I wouldn't want my neighborhood to smell so bad.

Lealin Lek said...

i could live in these conditions that people in great Wexly were living in because im fine with the smell of human waste

Camila Macajola said...

I think Great Wexly would smell like drash and fish and i wuld want to puke

Heidi Ramirez said...

I think that I would smell rotten food, trash. I think that I would smell rotten food and trash because in this time period was when people didn't have garbage pick-up days so the people just dumped their trash out the window and it just would stay outside their house.

Juan Pablo Ochoa Sandoval said...

If I were a resident of Great Wexly the smells I would encounter would be animal and human waste, trash that people throw out, maybe some oil, and a variety of foods. There are still some countries that live like that and I think that they get used to the smells after a while, so I think I could live in those conditions.

Jonali Middaugh said...

I think the things that I will smell is rotten foods, waste from people, wine, and the people. it smells bad because all the smells that come off of the different things will mix together to make one smell. I could live in these conditions because I'm used to dealing with awful smells and crowded places.

Abby Payne said...

If I was a resident of a medieval town I think I would smell lots of waste from animals and humans on the streets because back then they really had not established a system yet. I think I would also smell lots of garbage because they also had not established a garbage and recycling system. I feel like I could live in the conditions but it would be very hard because I would get used to it and would not bother me as much. I probably would try to stay inside most of the time.

Syerra Schneider said...

I think some of the smells I would encounter would be fire smoke because I could imagine something burning. I feel like I would also smell sewage smells. I think it would smell bad because we are not used to the smell since our air is clean. Their air back them was not clean so it would smell horrible. No I dont think I could live in these conditions because i wouldn't be used to it but I think I would get used to it.

Paulina Cervantes said...

If I were a resident of a medieval town I think it would smell bad because people would go to the bathroom . But I would not like to live like that because it would smell bad and I don't like bad smells .

Abagail Gonzalez said...

I think some of the smells I'd encounter in Great Wexly would be a mixture of scat, urine, and unhygienic people. If I was in the town I'd probably get used to it after a while.