Ceremony Essays

_the Lottery_ by Shirley Jackson

The community has no real knowledge of this ceremony. It seems ridiculous that a community would cling to such a barbaric tradition, especially when they don’t even know the correct way to do it. It becomes apparent this community is very weak-minded. Even the way they congregated at the lottery was done systematically in a sexist way. This community could be convinced to do anything. There are so many points in the story that show these people know nothing of…

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Ongka’s Big Moka

Ongka is a prominent leader of the tribe Kawelka in Highland Papua, New Guinea. This video is about his experiences giving a Moka (or gift) to someone for fame and stature. This video took place in a small tribe that uses pigs as currency for everything. You need pigs to get a wife, to have children, and also for investments. Ongka became a prominent leader there due to his huge ability to give away his pigs to other people. He…

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Annual Day

Last year, my school SMK Agama Sik organized the Annual Co-Curricular Day in collaboration with Parents-Teachers Association to raise funds for the needy students in my school. The event was held on May of 25, 2013. All the teachers and students participated in the event. They were very excited on that day. Therefore, they were eager to come to school early in the morning at about 7 o’clock. The event started at 7.30 a.m. with the singing of the national…

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Horace Miner’s Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

Abstract: Horace Miner’s point throughout the entire article of “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” was to prove to us, Americans, that we are not superior to anyone else or any other culture, society, or religion. We are all the same, and we just to need to keep in the back of our minds that everyone does everything differently. Whether it is a dramatic difference, or barely noticeable, each person does everything different from the next person. Throughout this essay willbe…

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