Rite of Passage

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Rite Of Passage

Rite Of Passage
When someone says rites of passage, what they might think of is a child becoming a woman or a man. The dictionary says that the rite of passage is “a ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person’s life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood.” (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2005, p. 2) When an adolescence transition into adulthood several changes occur in this process slowly transforming them from a child, to a young woman or man then adult hood. This is a process that everybody goes through once in there lives and to some cultures this process is a very important process of life. In some cultures the rite of passage are celebrated with the complete entire family, in others family and friends, most American cultures do not celebrate the rite of passage.

The strength and changeability of peer relations in today’s society the peer relationships are very strong and in some cases tend to steer each other in the wrong direction because of that strong peer bonding. And at the same time they are still trying to define who they are and what they want to become in life as an adult, girls encourage each other by saying “ you do hair well, you should probably go to cosmetology school to do hair.” While boys on the other, hand or only thinking about the next stage of the video game and how they are going to win, or they are discussing which girl is hot. As a group both male and female adolescent are strong, that is because they have the opinions of the group to help in decision-making. At this time in their lives the adolescent boy or girl have not gained confidence in their own choice making and are still unsure if they are making the correct choices. not realizing that in life there really is not a so called right or wrong choices, only life choices and you make the best of what ever choice you make.

The media today is sending the...
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