dilluns, 30 de desembre del 2019

Apallissada en un prat

En aquells territoris subjectes a un poder central fort i a un sistema judicial centralitzat, les persecucions haurien estat menors o, fins i tot, inexistents (i. e. Castella, Anglaterra, França). Per contra, les grans caceres de bruixes haurien tingut lloc en territoris amb una major autonomia de les elits locals i un ús habitual del turment judicial [...]

Aquesta dinàmica resulta especialment evident en el cas català, en què la immensa majoria de les actuacions contra la bruixeria foren dutes a terme per tribunals autònoms allunyats d'instàncies centralitzades com la Reial Audiència o el Sant Ofici de la Inquisició. Contràriament a l'opinió més estesa entre el públic no especialitzat, la justícia reial i inquisitorial a Catalunya intentaria de manera infructuosa intervenir en un fenomen antibruixesc que sovint es gestava, esclatava i es resolia a les mateixes comunitats vilatanes [...] Les poques dones que aconseguien portar el seu cas davant el tribunal inquisitorial de Barcelona acabarien sent absoltes o condemnades a penes lleus –amb comptades excepcions–, en consonància amb la visió escèptica del Consell de la Suprema Inquisició (la Suprema) respecte al crim de la bruixeria.

divendres, 6 de desembre del 2019

Our weakest spot

–Perlman: You are too smart not to know how rare, how special what you two had was.

–Elio: Oliver, was Oliver.

–Perlman: Parce-que c'etait lui, parce-que c'etait moi.

–Elio: Oliver may be intelligent but...

–Perlman: No, he was more than intelligent. What you two had, had everything and nothing with intelligence. He was good, you both were lucky to find each other because you too are good.

–Elio: I think he was better than me.

–Perlman: I'm sure he says the same thing of you. And when you least expect it, Nature has cunning ways to find our weakest spot. Just rembeber: I'm here. Right now you may not want to feel anything. Maybe you never wanted to feel anything, and maybe it’s not to me you want to speak about these things, but feel something you obviously did. Look, you had a beautiful friendship, maybe more than a friendship. And I envy you. In my place, most parents would hope the whole thing goes away, or pray that their sons land on their feet. But I am not such a parent. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster, that we go bankrupt by the age of 30, and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make you feel nothing so as not to feel anything, what a waste! Have I spoken out of turn? Then I’ll say one more thing it'll clear the air. I may have come close but I never had what you two have. Something always held me back, her stood in the way. How you live your life is your business, just remember our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once, and before you know it, your heart is worn out, and as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now there's sorrow, pain: don't kill it, and with it, the joy you felt.

Call me by your name, Luca Guadagnino.