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In Rojas The Celestina as translated by Simpson Melibea and her conversations and actions are typical of women of that time period the Golden Age Her proper and direct attitude towards not only men but Celestina herself is generated by the overall attitude of woman at that time Women of the Golden age were encouraged to be proper and yet outspoken at the same time The provocative boldness of which they were capable seemed like the counterpart of the ordinary austerity of their daily lives Defourneaux-59 193 One example of this is when in Act IV Melibea goes on about her dislike of Calisto and how she would have never even let Celestina into her house had she recognized her Dont mention the name of that fool that wall climber that nighthawk skinny as a stork with a face like a badly daubed signboard And if that isnt true may I drop dead this minute Hes the one who saw me yesterday and began raving at me and playing the gallant Tell him good old woman that of he thought hed won the field just because I listened to his idiocies it was because I let him go for a maniac rather than punish him and make public of his folly And tell him to give over trying to see me and it will be better for him Otherwise he may find that he never paid so dearly for an interview in his life These madmen always think everyone else is mad Take that answer to him and dont expect any other And give thanks to God that youre getting off so easily Id been warned of your tricks I let you in because I didnt recognize you at first In this Melibea rants of her blatant disgust over Calisto Calisto had obviously fallen in love with or at least was quite attracted to Melibea He tried in vain to win
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