Workers Revolt: The Great Cat Massacre of the Rue Saint-Severin written by Robert Dartonis a later account of two print-shop apprentices who were treated unfairly by their master and took revenge by killing the many cats the master and his wife had owned during the early 18th century. Taking a look at Benedict Anderson’s article Imagined Communities, one of the key points he touches on is the prosperity of the printing market and those who owned such printing shops during the 16th century. He states “‘More than any other time’ it was ‘a great industry under the control of wealthy capitalists’” (38). In “The Great Cat Massacre”, this statement rings true, but Anderson does not mention the mistreatment of those who worked under such capitalists. This tale of is most related to the article “Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture” written by Clifford Geertz. Thick description is statement of historical facts backed up by commentary as well as interpretation that extract the structure and meaning of the culture during the time of the account. Although the first part of the article is about the sickening enjoyment of killing cats as a way to strike revenge against the printer, Darton analyses the period and social groups involved (who seemed to find the killing of cats comical). This was a way of using thick description to make the claim that this sort of amusement and revenge was a socially accaptable act at the time. As much of an atrocity it may seem to today’s typical reader and although Darton may have received extremely negative criticism for supporting such acts of the time, it is interesting to see the differences in culture from the past to the present.