Confinement as if in a cloister.
- The implications of the female's claustration are made obvious by these conventions themselves (or at least by their modern cultural connotations): male is the accepted gender for narrating.
- The priest goes into the trick tomb to deprive himself of carnal satisfaction, of food and sex, accepting a sort of claustration that gives him the eternal possibility of reliving his desire.
- Society was controlled by a draconian legal code, with five grades of punishment ranging from tattooing or branding the face, through cutting off the nose, amputating the feet, castration or (for women) claustration, to death.
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