I am the king of this manor and you cannot leave this place. You must work for me forever.
Please! We cannot survive here anymore!
This is unfair!
If you want to be protected by the king, you must pay and work hard labor.
Today, we will be working on illuminated manuscripts.
Sorry, only the monks can learn how to read and write.
In the medieval ages, according to the feudal pyramid, the king rank the highest where he has the power to control the land and the people. All the way to the bottom of the pyramid, the serfs (peasants) have to serve for the king and they cannot leave the manor and they have to work all day everyday.
As I am the new ruler of the country, I am funding the money for more weapons and the military.
FEED US! We are hungry!
If the serfs (peasants) want to stay in the manor being protected from enemies, thieves, and other evil beings, they must work under the king and they also have to pay taxes even though they get a limited amount of gold that they recieve from labor.
What! This is unfair. I have to pay half of my salary that I worked hard on to the government.
During the medieval ages, after the fall of the Roman Empire, many people forgot how to read and write. Only the monks of the monestaries and the wealthy can learn how to read and write. None of the peasants have the money to provide education.
Mama, I didn't catch any fish today.
Then, we have no food to eat today.
In certain countries such as North Korea and some Islamic countries, there are dictators who only focus more on their military and show a deep hatred towards other countries than its citizens.
In the United States, one of the issue with taxes is "Income Tax" where high-paying jobs get twice as taxed than low-paying jobs.
Income Tax due today! Pay half of your salary
There are a lot of countries that suffer from poverty and because of this, many families also suffer from poverty. Children couldn't go to school because the tuition fee is too expensive for them to pay so they help their families instead to find food, water, and other essential things to survive.