Waldo the water droplet was about to have his rite of passage but first he needed to complete the … Hydrological Cycle Challenge. It was a task where death has a greater chance of occurring than survival. For this task he has to take the four different cycles, each starting and ending with him in the Mother Cloud. If he backs out he will be shunned by his family and all the other water droplets in the world for the rest of his life (which will be for eternity, unless he dies). If he manages to complete this dangerous challenge he will become a Hydro Man from the lowly rank he is now, which is a Hydro Boy and if he doesn’t complete the task it means he is dead! Into the trees (5 hours) Waldo took a deep breath has he braced himself for his first challenge. He knew this was the easiest task but he was still very, very nervous. Then all over a sudden he started feeling very cold and increasingly heavy. Condensation (the change from gas to liquid as it is cooled) was already happening. After short time of almost freezing to death, with chattering teeth and constant shivers down his back, he started to fall. Uncontrollably, he plummeted thousands and thousands of feet (6, 500 feet to be exact as he was on a low cloud). He couldn’t help screaming “HHHHEEEEEEEELLLLLPPPP”, as he closed readying for impact. Cautiously, he opened one eye after a few seconds of feeling himself bob up and down, yet feeling no impact. Quickly, he opened both eyes as he smiled to himself. He had just experienced the process of Interception (when tree and other vegetation catch rain before it can reach the ground) as he probably landed in a forest or a jungle; he wasn’t too sure which one it was as he was not very smart. Then, after a long while of bopping up and down, he started to feel intensely hot and ridiculously light, as he was in the process of Evapotranspiration (evaporating from trees and other vegetation). When he finished turning into water vapour he felt himself float up gently as he returned to the Mother Cloud. He had just completed his first cycle. “Only three more to go,” he happily whispered to himself “Only three more.” Over the land (6 days) “Well done!” exclaimed Waldo’s dad Willdo. “You have completed the first challenge so now you only have three more!” “Thanks dad!” replied Waldo “Gotta Go!” All of a sudden Waldo was condensing again and falling thousands and thousands of feet towards the floor. He knew what was going to happen so he was prepared. Or at least he thought so... THUD! “OOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!” he cried as crashed with intense force onto solid concrete as he was in a busy city with cars, buildings and people everywhere. He was in an enormous amount of pain and he was paralysed, but it didn’t matter as gravity was moving him down the steep hill he landed on (Overland Flow). After a long time of swerving, swishing and dodging, he finally reached the welcoming sea as he met up with his friends. After a while he Evaporated (Changed from liquid to gas). He finished his second task. He had two more terrifying and life threatening task to go. Two more. Through the soil (5 weeks) To get his work done quickly Waldo didn’t meet up with any of his family instead started condensing instantly after reaching the Mother Cloud. Fortunately, instead of landing on hard concrete Waldo landed on soft soil after freefalling down towards the countryside. “Eeeeeewwwww!
Rites of Passage; Influence Cultures
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
18 Aug 2014
Across the world there are many different ways of defining a rite of passage. The textbook definition is that it is a ritual event that marks a person’s transition from one status to another. In my mind that is open to a very broad interpretation. A rite of passage can be anything from being given your name at birth as in the Inuit society, to a promotion at a job. Each of those…
Rites of Passage
When an individual experiences movement, or a change from an affixed
position in society to another position, that individual can easily describe
their change as a passage into a new realm of living. A new realm of living is
the way in which the individual and society views, acknowledges, and proceeds
with their life. Their changes are monumental not only for the individual, but
for his/her society as well. Many changes take place during the span of a
persons life. They become…
5 November 2013
“Rite of Passage”
In the poem “Rite of Passage” by Sharon Olds, the speaker, who is the birthday boy’s
mother, observes the guests at her son’s birthday party. The boys are constantly trying to prove
their power over the others. The mother seems to view these behaviors as rites of passage into
the male dominated world. Olds uses literary devices such as figurative language, imagery, tone,
and structure to show that boys are…
Rite of Passage
Learning Team D
January 12, 2013
Rite of Passage
Adolescents make several transitions in life before entering adulthood. Many of the changes are considered rites of passage. The transitions are symbolic and are influenced by family, peer groups and cultures. The focus of this paper is to discuss the adolescent’s rite of passage to college as one form of entering adulthood. There are three different stages that are significant in rites of passage and they…
Rites of passage, the journeys that dot the edges of our ultimate quest through life. They are the universal changes that can be as insignificant as a first kiss but with everlasting effects on our perspective on life. Stand By Me is a movie that was first released in 1986 from the studios of Director Robert Reiner. It details the story of four pre-adolescent teens, Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern who embark upon a quest to find the dead body of Ray Brower, a kid also around their age that had been…
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A rite of passage is an event that marks a new and significant change in a person’s life. According to our text, a rite of passage is defined as ceremonies held for events such as christenings, puberty rituals, marriages, and funerals (Crapo, 2013). When these ceremonies are held they signify a change in a person’s life such as moving from childhood to adulthood. Nearly all societies recognize and hold ceremonies for these events.
The rite of passage I chose to write about is puberty rituals…
describe a rite of passage that we have witnessed or taken part in. Naturally I choose to write about one rite of passage that we spoke briefly about during Friday’s class. This passage is the marriage. Until Friday’s class I had never really thought much about the idea of marriage. It’s always been to me two people solidify their relationship when they are in love. But now I realize that it is actually just what we talked about with the Mbuti tribe. Just like some of the rites of passages that exist…
The Comparing and Contrasting of Rites of Passage
The development of cultures, traditions and rites of passage take place all over the world, and in many different social settings. When an attempt to compare two very different cultures occurs we must try to understand their practices. The ultimate focus of this essay is to compare and contrast the rites of passage practices between the Jewish Hebrew and the Japanese.
The Jewish culture originated in the Middle East, near Israel…
always have to be a problematic time. We will look specifically at the field work of Margaret Mead in Samoa and her findings. We will also see how the comparative perspective helps us deal with a huge diversity amongst young people and their rites of passage as they grow from adolescents into adults. We will see how different cultures produce differences in young people and how understanding this is achieved by using the comparative perspective.
We will start with how we can use a comparative perspective…