La Celestina by Fernando de Rojas relates to Altamont’s theme through the demonstrated lack of human rights in many cases during this time. First, Sempronio, a servant, is a male chauvinist. This can be seen when Sempronio tells Calisto that he is superior to Melibea solely because he is a male and she is a female. Additionally, Sempronio disrespects his girlfriend Elicia, when he openly declares that he believes another woman is prettier than her. His constant putting down of women restricts them from rising to power in society.
Another example of the lack of human rights in La Celestina can be seen in the inhumane stabbing of Celestina and the decapitation of Pármeno and Sempronio. Celestina does not uphold her promise of giving Sempronio and Pármeno a portion of the pay for their help with uniting Calisto and Melibea, which makes Sempronio mad, causing him to stab her thirty times while Pármeno and Elicia watched. This situation displays a major lack of human rights. Although many believe that Celestina is not a good person, she does not deserve this violent of a death. Also, many states have outlawed the death penalty because it is unconstitutional. Sempronio and Pármeno should be punished for committing his violent crime, but taking his life is both inhumane and does not allow for him to learn from his actions. Thus, through the violent deaths of Celestina, Pármeno, and Sempronio, Fernando de Rojas displays the lack of human rights during this time.
The Global Initiative Student Advisory Board, a body comprising students from each grade, reflects on the myriad ways our global themes pop up in curricular and extra curricular experiences. They simultaneously document what the school is doing and reflect our efforts so that we can continue to grow.