i think the figurative language is personification
you can buy 12 peppers or less. $1.50*12 = $18
it shaped life in both positive and negative ways. the positive sides of the medieval government was that it had a very strong and military. the citizens felt safer because of the high military interference. the citizens also had a positive attitude towards the artisan class and gave a huge respect to them. there is also a negative side of the government where the government would use the military too much on its citizens which created a sense of autocracy. it was oppressive to the peasants especially to the women.