So in this section of Leo Africanus, Leo is found to be married to Maddalena who is from the nunnery. She had to get the Cardinal's permission to leave and marry Hasan. They then had a son together. Also at this time the pope passes away and another pope replaces him. This Pope, Pope Adrian is very conservative. He makes all the men shave their beard. Many of the people are against this and want to hold off on his rules. Hasan is then put in jail when he is caught with a pamphlet that goes against the Pope. Then the Pope is poisoned and dies. The Cardinal then goes in his place. Hasan and his family then try to relocate back to Tunis.
My question is that does an authority have so much power to tell everyone to do as he says? I mean for the Pope to tell everyone to cut their beard seems a little of the personal side. It's interesting to see how society has changed and so did the rules. How we have individual rights and personal freedom.