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period. It is extremely important because it allows perspective to change in cultural aspects besides art. The term ‘perspective,’ especially when referring to the renaissance, is often thought of as being solely related to art. However, perspective is also the way one views the world around them, and this type of perspective underwent a monumental change at the start of the renaissance. In the middle ages it was common for people to care more about their religion, afterlife and God than they did about their life on earth and the things around them. Near the start of the renaissance a shift took place in which people took more interest in themselves than they had in previous generations. Evidence of this shift can be seen in many stories in Boccaccio’s The Decameron . For example, Novel 2 of The First Day talks about a story in which a Jew named Abraham in Paris who is always being told to convert to Christianity yet he always refuses. Finally he is convinced to travel to Rome in order to better see whether he wants to convert or remain Jewish. While in Rome he sees how corrupt and evil the clergyman and church
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