Rite of Passage

A rite of passage is an event that marks a person’s progress from one status to another. It is a universal phenomenon which can

show anthropologists what social hierarchies, values and beliefs are important in specific cultures. Rites of passage are often

ceremonies surrounding events such as other milestoneh are considered important rites of passage for persons of their respective

religions.s within puberty, coming of age, marriage and death. Initiation ceremonies such as baptism, confirmation and bar or bat


Write and describe an event that you have gone through that has changed your perception of yourself, your perception by those

around you, and any new roles, expectations that came along with your Rite of Passage. How has this passage changed how you

interact with others? How has it changed who you interact with? Please use concepts and terms from the text to better explain your


For example; you may describe when you had your first child and the new roles that came with being a mother or father. You may

describe when you got married, graduated from high school, got your driver’s license, etc.