Should we, as Americans and/or Texans, be proud of the Alamo and what it represents?
Based off readings sent below]]] Should we, as Americans and/or Texans, be proud of the Alamo and what it represents? Why or why not? Did the material presented in this Module change any preconceived notions you may have had held prior to reviewing the material?
e author then goes on to discuss the rites of betrothal (engagement) and marriage. At this point attention is given to the very important dimension of life, marriage. After the initiation and the rites of entrance into adulthood, the individual gradually becomes ripe to assist the society in the act of procreation which is established through the passage into marital life. Since marriage is at the heart of the society (means of sustaining the generation), it requires an important transitory period called “betrothal”. This rite involves the two individuals transiting into the status of marriage, their families and communities. Most cultures maintain a given period of time within which this betrothal would last. In some it is longer (ones that start at infancy), in some cases, the two individuals are allowed sexual relationship. This betrothal period has always been understood as transitory stage towards marriage. The rites that accompany this period all tend towards preparation for marriage. Generally, marriage rites reflect the same symbolic meanings but little differences occur from one society to another. Since this is a passage from adolescence into marital status, those concerned transit from their sex group into married category. Then, marriage ceremony and its rites take different shapes and forms depending on culture. Marriage rite establishes the girl and boy in the category of socially adult women and men, and nothing can take this from them. More still the bond between their families is not broken by separation of the spouse. The author then discusses that funerals are also considered to be rites of passage. Funerals are the moment of apparent separation between the living and the dead. This is a moment one (the deceased) embarks on a journey to the other world (the world of the dead) and the entrance to it comprises a series of ceremonies which are known as the rites of passage of separation from the living. There are prescribed ceremonies which vary from one culture to another, which are performed to accompany the dead into the other world. At this period, depending on the closeness and kinship, social life is suspended for all those affected. It also extends to the larger community if the deceased is a prominent person (recognized as such by the community) This separation of the dead is not a total one because the living and dead still communicate through commemoration and reincarnation. This communication is reflected in the prayers said before the dead is finally commended into the grave which involves asking him or her to help protect the living, to send their good will messages to the ancestral home. The food eaten, songs sang are all part of this funeral rite. The ceremony is concluded with the solemn placing of the dead into the grave. At this climax moment, there is felling of sorr>GET ANSWER