Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on golden age of spain in fernando de rojass la celestina Paper must be at least 3000 words. Please, no plagiarized work! Right after getting her menses, the young Spanish woman was considered an eligible bachelorette ready to be married off. Of course, it depended upon certain elements being fulfilled first. First of all, the dowry was a necessary evil.
But before she could even think of getting married to a certain gentleman, there would have to be a time of courtship. Usually in Spain, there was a period of about a year or so where the man would court the young lady he was interested in marrying. Before that would happen, however, there were various things that went on in a young single woman’s life that dictated whether or not she would be successful in becoming a noblewoman, or a married woman. First of all, a woman’s gaze was considered to be enough to bring shivers down a man’s back. For a woman to maintain eye contact with a man was considered a bit scandalous, since women were to avert their eyes from anyone and were to avoid looking anyone straight in the eye. To look a man in the eye required a certain kind of boldness and daring that was not often found in most Spanish women, simply out of respect and tradition.
Secondly, another element upon which everything hinged was honor, as well as a woman’s virginity. Virginity was considered sacred and the keystone of the virtuous woman’s arsenal.