Essays Tagged: "rites of passage"

Rites of Passage

Rites of PassageWhen an individual experiences movement, or a change from an affixed position in soc ... for his/her society as well. Many changes take place during the span of a persons life. They become rites of passage and rituals of initiation-which are more than just simple changes. A plethora of co ... ion quests, by the plains Indians of North America, to circumcision by certain Australian cultures, rites of passage present a vast table of religious comparisons(Eliade, p. 287-88).This essay will ex ...

(6 pages) 170 0 4.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Pressures of todays youth

eir trek to adulthood yet, they still try to obtain adulthood earlier by going through the "proper" rites of passage. These rites create dilemmas which can help or hinder lifetime goals. Two of the di ... usive goal" is an enigmatic journey of a young male into adult hood. He encounters some of the many rites of passage (dilemmas) in the modern society;smoking, drinking, and violence. The author refers ...

(2 pages) 169 1 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

How peer pressure affects my social behavior.

eir trek to adulthood yet, they still try to obtain adulthood earlier by going through the "proper" rites of passage. These things create dilemmas, which can help or hinder lifetime goals. Two of the ... like and not what the individual likes, or does not want to do. Peers create some of the so-called rites, when one follows, more start to follow, then it becomes the scenario of follow the leader.For ...

(4 pages) 241 1 3.8 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Lord Of The Flies" by William Golding

The Napoleonic era of the early 1800's forms the setting of the sea-adventure trilogy consisting of Rites of Passage, Close Quarters, and Fire Down Below. Goldings other novels include Pincher Martin, ...

(13 pages) 246 1 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Why are rituals important throughout the life course?

s on the decline in Western society and this also contributes to the general outlook on rituals and rites.Western industrial society has idolised ideals, rationality and a limited type of practicality ... ears that we should remember the fact that Western society not only had, but still has, rituals and rites of passage. In this essay I will point out that whether we accept it or not, ritual is an esse ...

(6 pages) 146 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Rites of Passage" by Sharon Olds.

Rites of PassageA poem by Sharon OldsMinor Generals - By Henning ThielSharon Olds' "Rites of Passage ... ic form comes across somewhat unorganized, like the turmoil of a battle.Olds' creates a persona in "Rites of Passage" that examines the character traits of the 6 to 7 year old party guests and seems t ... born; realizing the difference of the innocence then and the loss of at least part of it, now.She writes in a visually descriptive language. She describes the children, with their hands in their pock ...

(2 pages) 26197 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A textual analysis of the Martin Scorscese film Goodfellas

Martin Scorsese, the narratives main strand dealt with the issue of a misguided youth enjoying his rites of passage from within the inner sanctum of the Italian gangland of the early sixties New York ...

(7 pages) 140 0 3.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Subject:religion religions of the world

ny of today's religions are very similar and common to basic religions such as animism, divination, rites of passage, taboo, sacrifice, myth etc. In essence basic religions are the religions and total ... ies at a newborn child are very important which make this new child a member of the community. "The rites of passage at puberty are preceded by a period of instruction in the basic knowledge of the so ...

(3 pages) 100 1 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The heroes journey in relation to Jim Hensen's "The Dark Crystal."

stal, in both form and theme depicts key elements of David Leeming's description of the hero myth's rites of passage in The World of Myth: An Anthology. As in Leeming's rites of passage, in this film ... e confining puppet strings of the traditional puppet master. Thematically, too, Jen experiences the rites of "[being] born when . . . needed" (218), of being "call[ed] to adventure" (219), and of bein ...

(4 pages) 31 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Analysis of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - this paper uses an anthropological prospective. It's a good paper ... my teacher was a low grader!

Transition, Ritual and Rites of Passage in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea The term threshold evokes imag ... hey realized their responsibilities and decided to offer their assistance. In Van Gennep's view the rites of passage prepare the individual to step into a new social status, making him ready to assume ... ique cultures reside in a variety of environments with different values the ceremonies are diverse. Rites of passage constitute delineation that removes ambiguity. The theories of Van Gennep, Turner a ...

(14 pages) 93 0 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Book Review on John Steinbeck's The Red Pony

eir care. The life of an animal now depends on their actions. Steinbeck's "The Red Pony" is full of rites of passage such as this. It portrays the coming of age of a young boy on a ranch through his e ...

(5 pages) 22 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

The Character Puzzle - Barry Hannah's "Water Liars," Raymond Carver's "Cathedral," and William Faulkner's "Barn Burning"

sonality must suffer conflict. Then, they must learn and grow from this in order to go through the 'rites of passage'. The age people achieve this varies, and some never see the other side. For the on ...

(8 pages) 46 0 3.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A text can be considered from many points of view and in many different ways. Appropriation is one of the ways of doing this.

the original text and emphasises contextual differences between the two. It can also be viewed as a rites of passage genre text linked to ideas of idealism and realism and conformity and non- conformi ... ated conventions. The novel Catcher in the Rye is classified as a bildungsroman (otherwise known as rites of passage or coming of age genre)- a novel who's principle subject is the moral, psychologica ...

(10 pages) 19 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Our verious rites of passage define who we are": reference to stimulus, Peter Goldsworthey's "Maestro", and two of your own choice.

"Our various rites of passage define who we are. Make reference to Peter Goldsworthy's "Maestro", one item from t ... from the stimulus booklet, and two pieces of realted material you have chosen yourself.Our various rites of passage do, in fact, define who we are, simply by definition - a rite of passage is, in fac ... ariety of texts. One example is Peter Goldsworthy's Maestro, which in itself centralizes around the rites of passage of the young Paul Crabbe, and his journey into adulthood. Similarly, "Life Cycle", ...

(5 pages) 38 1 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Are the three phases of a rite of passage equally important? Demonstrate your argument through an ethnographic example.

Rites of passage are something that almost all societies recognise and celebrate. Theses are times o ... ge for an individual or group, when they pass from on state of being into another. Van Gennep split rites of passage into three distinct phases (separation, transition, and aggregation) all of which h ... y.The transition or liminal phase is that which most people pay the most attention to when studying rites of passage. This it the phase where the person is in neither stage, an example of this would b ...

(6 pages) 34 0 4.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Summaries Of "Creole" And "Heterosexuality"

ial unit" possesses over non-heterosexuals. Calhoun illustrates social customs as a result of rites of passage that are acknowledged as the norm for gender behaviors in a heterosexual society. F ...

(1 pages) 309 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Rite of Passage

Rites of passage have existed throughout human history and may be a significant factor in the develo ... with the technological advances that have occurred in the world. For the separation process of the rites of passage, I would remove the teenagers from the cell phones, internet, television, and video ... o his or her family and friends as young men and women who have earned successfully completed their rites of passage into adulthood. Durning the ceremony each adolescent will give a brief account of w ...

(4 pages) 34 0 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

To kill a mockingbird life sty

ess and less attached to their families. Independence is a common denominator in both time periods. Rites of passage again, were another similarity in both time periods. Children had a very lim ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Baka Family Life

frican, and European peoples have each had their own traditional ceremonies, family structures, and rites of passage. The Baka people have similar family life characteristics as that of the ideal fami ...

(2 pages) 2317 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Rites of Passage

Rites of passage are defined as ?a ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicat ... cative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood,? but basically, rites of passage are about growing up. ?The Hero?s Journey,? the poem ?Young? by Anne Sexton, and ?T ... ? by Anne Sexton, and ?The Seven Ages of Man,? by William Shakespeare all tie into the same idea of rites of passage. However, the three different readings are not exactly the same idea.?Primitive man ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature