Spain, 20th century. Framed: x Bequest of Leonard C.
The word derives from Harem , which was a term used to refer to the most private rooms of a household in Middle Eastern culture, especially among the upper class where only women and close relatives were permitted inside. Because romance is rarely the main focus of an entire series, [a] a harem structure is ambiguous. The most distinguishable trait is the group of polyamorous females or males who accompany the protagonist and, in some instances, cohabitate with the protagonist.