The Importance Of Rites Of Passage

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From our first steps, our first words, our first days of school. These and many other events represent major milestones in our early lives. We might not see them as rites of passage but every day someone enters one. 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 the living. Rites of passage help people part the society. It’s making their lives easier or harder than it already was. It might not put a big change as other types of passages. I think there would be a lot of benefits to our culture having a rite of passage. The problem is finding an appropriate task to do. If people, try to do something like hunting not everyone would agree to it and it will start problems. Then again, not everyone is going to like what you think about certain things. What matters is if you think it is right. The stories that I chose have 2 different type of rites of passages. In one story, the rite of passage is coming into a new environment and the other one is going to a traditional ritual that occurs every year.…show more content…
The boys live suddenly changed once they came into a new environment. Rios is able to convey a theme about the loss of innocence when growing up. The first symbolic purpose in The Secret Lion is the transformation from elementary to middle school. For example, Andy 's realization that his friend Sergio and him cannot rag to girls the same way they could in Elementary school. In the story, the narrator says “We saw girls now, but they weren’t the same girls that we used to know because we couldn’t talk to them anymore, not the same way we used to, “(Par.2 Rios). He soon became attracted to the girls he used to talk too in elementary. Since talking to them makes him nervous, as a result, he avoids
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