Shiva, who is believed to be possessed by demons in the book. Maria is the daughter of a marquis. Although he was born well, he was not loved by his parents. On the one hand, the relationship between the marquis and his wife was not good, and on the other hand, her mother suffered a lot when she gave birth to her. In addition, I hate marriage and care, so I hate this daughter very much, and leave her to the lowly slaves and maids to take care of her. As a result, maria's living habits, religious beliefs, manners and etiquette were completely different from those of the marquis and married couples who believed in catholicism.
One day she went to the market with ghost mannequin effect her maid and was accidentally bitten on the ankle by a wild dog. At first, the maid and her family didn't care, until someone found out that the wild dog was suffering from rabies. At the same time, the daughter also showed some symptoms of thumping and foaming at the mouth, and the whole family became anxious. But the cause of anxiety is not worrying about her daughter's health, but the discussions of the neighbors.
"Any cause of death is fine, except rabies." the marquis heard his wife's warning, "It's like being illuminated by a fire, and he understands the meaning of his life. "My daughter won't die... If she has to die, it must be god's arrangement." as a result, maria was suspected of being possessed by a demon, and was sent to a monastery of the sect to observe and undergo an "Exorcism ceremony". It is better to be possessed than to be known to be diseased. Such an idea can not help but reminiscent of susan. Sontag's "Metaphors of disease": "Demonizing disease inevitably entails a shift in blaming the patient for the fault, regardless of whether the patient himself is considered a victim of the disease."