Observe a religious ritual ex: baptism, write a 7 page essay double space mla format


observe a baptism, talk about it as if you have been to a baptism before and experienced what goes on.

1.intro identify and describe the cultural performance: setting, participants, performance etc…

2. analysis- how does this qualify as a ritual? what are the symbols? is there mythological basis? who are the “specialist”?

3.conclusion- how would this be considered “religious” and/or superstition? why? key terms: ethnocentrism/cultural relativism, emic/etic, context