Chapter 3: lecture & textbook notes: prior to the enlightenment deviance was thought of as both causal. People understood life and reality (including deviance) in terms of myths, parables and stories . They explained experiences and oten were created to help people conform in terms of social control, regulaion and and supernatural. the consequences of non-conformity. Examples of when you go against the word of god. Lot"s wife: she was turned into a pillar of salt. Many stories during this ime were geared to children . Teaching children about the consequences of deviant behaviour. Slovenly peter: translated from german by mark twain (classic american author) These stories are considered too harsh for children now . To get your children to cut their nails & proper grooming & cleaning. Edward scissor-hands was inspired by slovenly peter (johnny depp) Story of what happens when you suck your thumb. To scare kids/people who suck their thumb.