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    Question A: The transition from childhood to adulthood is a very important step in the life of a human being. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. Today, I will be reminiscing the rite of passage of a friend who transitioned from childhood to adulthood. The rite of passage that I witnessed was a Quinceanera, a Quinceanera is a coming of age celebration/ceremony that symbolizes a girls transition from childhood to adulthood/womanhood. The event started with a mass, although I was not present at the mass, my friend, the birthday girl, told me that the importance of the mass was to receive a blessing from God and ask Him for guidance as she enters a new chapter in her life (adulthood/womanhood). After the mass, family and close…

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    Two approaches that have shaped my thinking are rites of passage and trickster. Rite of passage tales deal with major transitions in life, including birth, puberty, marriage, and death. In order to complete these transitions, a person must first be separated from the past and face a series of challenges before they can finally be reintroduced into society in their new form. Identifying the separation, ordeal, and reintegration stages allows one to determine the when the journey began and was…

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    Rites of passage can be a large part of many cultures and vary all over the world. The rituals followed mark important times in an individual’s life in various different ways which they transcend from one status to another. The first culture’s ritual I’ve chosen to study is African tribal coming of age, being as rites of passage are extremely critical to them. Each rite of passage helps by placing someone in their title in the community and setting their social and or spiritual position. The…

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    When I was a baby my mother took me in to get baptized at our local Catholic church to welcome me into the Catholic faith. I wore the little poufy white dress with frilled white socks and the white shoes. My hair was done up in a white bow and wearing a small gold rosary. I was the symbol of purity. Years later when I reached the age of seven, I was beginning my rite of passage of my First Holy Communion. I grew up in a Catholic household continuously going to Catholic Mass every Sunday at one…

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    According to the text, the phrase “rites of passage” is used to describe the “formal similarities in the ritual that move a person from one status to another” (Heider, 2007, p 351). By studying this concept, anthropologists can identify the types of transitions, both individual and cyclical, that initiate this type of passage. Likewise, they can determine how different cultures and religions define a rite of passages, whether it is clearly or vaguely defined, and how the celebrations surrounding…

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    Of the many different influential experiences I have had over the past years, the one that stands out to me the most as a true rite of passage was starting my first job as a lifeguard at Nassau Country Club. It taught me lessons like the true meaning of hard work, the the value of a day's pay and most of all, what it means to have someone's life in one's hands. These lessons were given to me through my own experiences, as well as by my boss, Dr. Dan Cavallo D.O, one of the hardest working men I…

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    Getting a permit or a lisence can be a very momentous day for many Americas. It is one step to becoming more independent, and not having to rely on your parents to get you to the places you need to be. It is a very freeing experience. A 16th birthday can be a right of passage for some. You celebrate the big 16 and it is a time where people start becoming recognised as a grown up and you become more independent. Going to Prom is a really big thing for most Americans. It’s a time to…

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    Atticus but Scout and Dill as well. He risks his own safety in order to make the daring journey back to the fence and save the reputation of his accomplices. This rite of passage shows that Jem is no longer thinking solely about himself and through this potentially dangerous rite of passage; Jem has evolved his inner character. Many adolescents in our modern society also go through this rite of passage in their life; their core values become clear when they must risk their something of their own…

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    times of change. These rites of passage were defined as the stages of separation, transition, and incorporation (Tinto, 1993) by Van Gennep, and used by Tinto. The first stage, separation, requires the individual to disassociate from the old environment (family, friends, high school, hometown) into the new environment (summer bridge program and eventually the university). The stage of transition is the period between the old and the new environment before the individual fully accepts or…

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    Unconsciously, we always think of what others think about us, and it becomes very effective when students become part of a new setting such as residence. Re-socialization might also be applied to residence as it is a new institution apart from home, and students are different in the way that they act or behave in residence as opposed to their home. Furthermore, the rite of passage helps residence students transition into a new community successfully. Some of the formal rites of passage would be…

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