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    ¬¬ Leslie Marmon Silko’s book, Ceremony, expresses many issues faced by Native Americans, specifically the Laguna Pueblo people living in New Mexico during the 1940's. The central character, Tayo, a man with mixed ethnic heritage, survived being a soldier during World War II and suffered from post-traumatic syndrome. After Tayo falsely believes he observes his uncle’s death, the military releases him to his family's home on the Laguna reservation. He still suffers mentally, not getting cured at home. This point becomes evident by the story’s confusing jumps between flashbacks and the present during Tayo’s emotional agony. Tayo's wise grandmother says that he needs a cure from a medicine man since the white man's medicine did not make him right. The medicine man, Ku'oosh,…

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    Japan, and Britain. In China they started out using it as a medical treatment, now they prepare it as a celebratory tea ceremony called the…

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    The reasons that I registered in tea ceremony class in this semester is that I am strongly interested in the Japanese tea ceremony due to the knowledge of tea culture in my country, my personal experience during last spring break, and the self-requirement I set up for myself as a international student. I have desire to learn the Japanese tea ceremony culture because I want to know the difference between Japanese SADOU and Taiwanese CHAYI (arts of tea). When I was child, I had learned some basic…

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    The Green Corn Ceremony

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    The Green Corn Ceremony is an important Native American gathering. This passage will pertain solely to the Floridian Seminole ideas with some mention of Oklahoma Seminoles. Each tribe has their own rituals and traditions but are fairly all connected. To the Seminoles, the Green Corn Ceremony represents the first corn of July or August. Therefore, the special event is held every year to celebrate the growing season and a new year or new beginnings. The ceremony also depicts the community’s social…

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    Pahkola Masks

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    The Pahkola people have two leaders for their ceremonies on that is in charge of leading the deer dances and one that is in charge of the pahkolam. Both leaders are call Moro, and the leader of the deer dance wears a black mask, but the other dancers were their created masks for the dance. The mask are commonly worn on the back or left side of the head and when a Pahkola person dies the mask is also places on the top of Pahkola person’s head when they are buried, along with a note. These mask…

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    Dongson Drums Analysis

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    It is also interesting to note that the part of the Dongson and Karen drums that are to be struck is the sun in the middle of its tympanum, which suggests that “beating” the sun results to rain. Given that the Dongson and Karen have very similarly constructed drums that both date back to the Bronze Age, it is then safe to suggest the possibility that the Dongson drums were also used to summon rain. Besides agriculture-related images other distinct depictions of festival or ritual-like scenes…

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    The core of all the teachings of the Navajo or Diné people “stress male and female [aspects] as a basic form of symbolism; the notion is that only by pairing can any entity be complete.” (Reichard 1950, 29). Thus, the traditional Navajo housing structure, a hogan (hooghan), emphasizes this core idea, since the belief is that all natural things have both a male and female aspect for balance. Accordingly, this sense of balance is symbolized in the function and construction of both aspects of the…

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    Ritual And Festivals Dbq

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    the point?- DBQ Essay The anxiety and eagerness with which the people of traditional Europe awaited rituals and festivals leads to the interesting question of what their true purpose in society was. Communities and members of various groups would gather to hold ceremonies covering multiple aspects of society that affected their everyday lives. Rituals can be traced back to the early churches and their original practices, but evolved over time to become what are more known as holdings to bring…

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    Ceremony was written about a Native American named Tayo who fought in world war two. After, he comes home from the war; he is committed to the Veterans Administrations Hospital for having post-traumatic stress disorder. Throughout the novel, we observe Tayo battling with his inner peace because he feels guilty for Josiah and Rocky’s death. Tayo’s family sends him to two medicine men to try to heal him and figure out what is the matter. The first medicine man was not able to reach through to…

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    The Giver

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    Dystopian novels and series is the type of fiction that interests many readers today, such as The Giver, by Lois Lowry. In this story, Jonas, the protagonist and narrator, is living in an orderly community in the future that runs on a strict set of rules. The book was published in 1993, and like any great book a film adaptation was filmed, and released about a year ago. Like any book and its film adaptation, there are some differences. In The Giver, some major differences included the age of…

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