• Heian Japan Tenth Century
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    Tenth-century Japan is characterized by images of elegance, beauty, and sophistication. Ritual and ceremony seem to shape nearly every aspect of life during this time. Throughout The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon there are several examples of how everyday lifestyles are shaped through these mediums. Politics, religion, self-image, and interpersonal relationships played important roles in shaping life in Heian society, and a form of either ritual or ceremony influenced each of these assets. Governm...
  • Compare The Wedding Between Hong Kong And America
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    People in Hong Kong emphasize wedding customs and traditions. It usually takes more time in Hong Kong than in United States to prepare a wedding. Comparing to the casual wedding in United States, wedding in Hong Kong are more complex, especially the ceremony and the banquet. The ceremony is usually a combination of the western and eastern style. The eastern style ceremony includes traditional Chinese elements and is much more complex than the western style. So the couples usually start to prepar...
  • The Giver Chief Elder
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    Mr. Kester English The Giver by Lois Lowry The Giver is a fiction novel about a boy named Jonas and his life in a perfect world of Sameness. In this world there were no colors, feelings, or choices. In this world everything was decided by the Commitee of Elders and took place in a ceremonious way. There was the Matching of Spouses and the Naming and Placement of new children. There was also a ceremony of Nines where all the Nines received their bikes and the Ceremony of Twelves where they receiv...
  • Ceremony Native American
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    Knowing Oneself, Knows the World The colonization of civilizations has changed the world's history forever. From the French, Spaniard, and down to the English, have changed cultures, traditions, religions, and livelihoods of other societies. The Native Americans, for example, were one of the many civilizations that were conquered by the English. The result was their ways of life based on nature changed into the more "civilized" ways of the colonists of the English people. Many Native Americans h...
  • Canadian Native Religion Sweet Grass
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    Native religion is one of a unique and mysterious nature. This may be due to the fact that its Native religion is very different from the Christian and other dominant religions in society today. The native people see sacredness in all that surrounds them and for it to be labeled as a belief is an incredible understatement. It is more than a belief; it is a lifestyle. This essay will examine the several different aspects of this lifestyle such as stories, objects, people and ceremonies. Each of t...
  • Heian Tenth Century
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    Shaping Heian, Japan Tenth-century Japan is characterized by images of elegance, beauty, and sophistication. Ritual and ceremony shape nearly every aspect of life during this time. Throughout The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon there are several examples of how everyday lifestyles are shaped through these mediums. Politics, religion, self-image, and interpersonal relationships played important roles in shaping life in Heian society, and a form of either ritual or ceremony influenced each of these as...
  • Marriages In China Marriage Wears Bride
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    Many different countries celebrate marriages different ways. In the US, the bride wears a white gown, and the groom wears a tuxedo. In countries like China, the bride wears a brightly colored dress. From ancient times marriage has been regulated by law and religious practice. China has a very interesting marriage celebration. In the 19 th century, A wedding represented the transfer of a woman's dependence on money from her family to her new husband. There was also a transfer of the woman's prop...
  • The Joys Of Planning A Wedding
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    The Joys of Planning a Wedding The verdict is in - I will only get married once. I've always felt that in my heart, but the experience of planning my wedding removed any doubts that I may have had. The process of planning a wedding is so extensive and involved that once the process has started, there is no turning back. You will be completely absorbed in the ins and outs of the entire day from that point forward. While the main focal point should be the actual ceremony uniting the man and woman,...
  • Broom Jumping African Couple Wedding
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    1. Broom jumping has become one of the most popular African traditions at weddings-traditional and African-centered. According to Harriet Cole in her book, "Jumping the Broom." The ritual itself was created by our ancestors during slavery. Because slaves could not legally marry, they created their own rituals to honor their unions. Some say broom jumping comes from an African tribal marriage ritual of placing sticks on the ground representing the couple's new home. 2. The jumping of the broom i...
  • Speech Author Graduates Left
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    It wasn't until her, her family, and friend Bailey were walking up the hill to the school, when she started to feel the pressure of the moment. At the graduation ceremony everything was going smooth, until the principal's speech left her in doubt of bad news coming. She was right, moments later two white gentlemen took over the stage and the speaker's post. The man speaking was Mr. Eduard Dunleavy, who was running for election and took the graduation ceremony as a great opportunity for him to in...
  • Rites Of Passage Sun Dance
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    Rites of Passage 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 living. A new realm of living is the way in which the individual and society views, acknowledges, and proceeds with their life. Their changes are monumental not only for the individual, but for his / her society as well. Many changes take place during the span of a persons life. They become...
  • The Welcome Ceremony A Role
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    The Welcome Ceremony is performed when visitors entering a village where they are expected usually find the ali'i and faipule waiting for them either outside or within a house. If the occasion is a very formal one, the whole village may have assembled in its various groups, mata i, Pastors of different denominations, Women's Committee in distinctive uniforms, schools and young men and women. In this case, a arch of welcome will probably also have been constructed. The meeting house (fale fono) a...
  • Ceremony By Leslie Silko
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    Ceremony by Leslie Silko The novel Ceremony, written by Leslie Silko deals with the actions of a Native American youth after fighting, and being held captive during World War II. The young mans name is Tayo and upon returning to the U. S. , and eventually reservation life he has many feelings of estrangement and apathy towards society. The novel discusses many topics pertaining to Native Americans, through the eyes of Tayo and a few female characters. The novel is one that you must decide for y...
  • Hindu Weeding Ceremony Hiral Jay Fire
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    Hindu Wedding Ceremony Introduction The tradition Vedic wedding ceremony is about four thousand years old. The ceremony is a religious occasion solemnized in accordance with the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of the Hindus. It is a collection of rituals performed by the bride's parents. Each steps in the ceremony has symbolic philosophical and spiritual meaning. The Maharaj (priest) conducts the ceremony by chanting Mantras (bridal altar). The ceremony is performed in Sanskrit, the most ancient su...
  • Graduation Ceremony Prayer School Religious
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    A new story has become a case which has sparked controversy and debate throughout a public middle school and the community. A middle school graduation ceremony is scheduled to have a Jewish rabbi include a prayer in this special event. A middle school student has been outraged by this idea and has taken actions into her own hands. This student is suing to bar the prayer from the ceremony because she feels this will violate her first amendment rights, which are the freedom of speech. The prayer i...
  • After Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes
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    Elements of despair evident from the inner workings of Emily Dickinson are present in her poem, After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes-. Emily Dickinson led a difficult life which left her alone. These feelings of sorrow and isolation have produced works by Dickinson which question human existence and thought. Such works include the theme of despair which is inextricably related to spiritual strivings and misgivings. They lead inevitably to her thematic concern with mans knowledge of death and...
  • Compare And Contrast Vietnamese Wedding
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    Comparing Weddings of two cultures Weddings are part of every culture throughout the world. It is natural for a person to grow up, get marry, and start a family. However there are significant differences between weddings of every culture. People in Vietnam emphasize wedding more on customs and traditions. It usually takes more time in Vietnam than in United States to prepare for a wedding. Comparing to the casual wedding in United States, wedding in Vietnam are more complex, especially the cerem...
  • The Giver Chapter 1 2
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    Chapters 1-2 Summary Eleven-year-old Jonas feels apprehensive about his upcoming Ceremony of Twelve, during which he will receive his Assignment, the job he will perform as an adult. After dinner, he and his family perform the evening ritual of sharing their feelings. Jonas's even-year-old sister, Lily, confesses her anger at a group of Sevens visiting from another community who did not obey the play area rules. Her parents ask her how she felt when she visited a community with unfamiliar rules,...
  • Lesbians And Gay Marriage Ceremony Sex
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    NATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION LA VOL. 1, ISSUE 1 Mary Sylla, edi to A (Personal) Essay on Same-Sex Marriage Barbara J. Co ProfessoCalifornia Western School of Law Very little since Stonewall, and the break from accepting the status quo that those riots symbolize, has challenged the lesbian and gay community as much as the debate we have had over the past several years on whether seeking the right to marry should be the focus of our community's efforts, political influence, and financial...
  • An Unusual Wedding Ceremony
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    Salman Ali 03-16-99 An Unusual Wedding Ceremony Ever been to an unusual wedding ceremony? Perhaps not, because very rarely have we been invited to a wedding ceremony that is other than a formal and a well-mannered event. Our familiarization with the wedding ceremony, however, is in sharp contrast with the traditional marriage ceremony of the Momna community, a minority group in eastern Pakistan from where I come. In this community, the marriage ceremony lasts for two days, with rituals that are ...