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. There are many different ways people celebrate becoming an adult. In the Jewish culture a thirteen year old boy has a Bar Mitzvah, In Spanish cultures a fifteen year has a girl has a quinceanera and in America a you have a sweet sixteen or get your license. A less known puberty ritual is the sunrise dance that is celebrated by the Apache Indian tribe The Sunrise Ceremony celebrates the transition into womanhood and honor this time in a girl’s life as holy. This celebration is a four day ceremony in which a girl passes from childhood to womanhood. Pollen is something holy to the Apache people. It is used as a blessing. On Saturday and Sunday she is showered with the bright yellow powder. All the people in attendance pick up a handful of pollen from a basket and shake it over her head. Each says prayers in their minds. Then her father pours candies and corn kernels over her to protect her from famine. Some other parts of this ritual include the girl dancing on buckskin,…
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 ar…
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…
“Body Ritual among the Nacirema Response”
Writing Assignment 1
October 23, 2009
In the report “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” we get an inside look at the culture and rituals of the Nacirema people. This article explains the way of the people such as the rituals and way of life of these people. The question is can they really be that different from ours?
To start they are a tribe from North…
Body Rituals of the Nacirema Analysis
Horace Miners article Body Ritual among the Nacirema offers great insight into the
relevance of Anthropology to modern society by way of satire. The article characterizes the
Nacirema people of North America, “discovered” by Miner, and their perceived obsession with
the human body. The author claimed to analyze rites and rituals among the Nacirema people.
Upon realizing that the word Nacirema read backwards is American…
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…
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explores how a modern society follows a deadly ritual obediently and in uniformity, with the same fervor and joy as in the past. Through her alarming imagery in the story, Jackson guides readers to understand the futility and foolishness of blind compliance—pushing audiences to question their own society’s traditions rather than simply conforming to them as the villagers had done. In the story, the townspeople become desensitized to the morbid and perverse ritual slips are drawn from a box to randomly select…
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…
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…
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…