Thursday, April 20, 2017

Research Blog #9

Argument and Counter-Argument (need to elaborate)

Research Question: What about rituals makes students more willing to endure torture than they usually would when it comes to hazing? Why do these rites of passage usually include heavy and unsafe drinking as a rite of passage for acceptance into an organization?

The hierarchal cycle of revenge that members of an organization unknowingly participate in, paired with new member’s natural human want for acceptance allows hazing to get to torturous levels.
These rituals, that hold historical value for organizations and serve as important rites of passage, will never cease to exist as long as the repetition of these acts are this valued.

Basically, my argument is that because ritual persists, it allows hazing to continue to exist. Ritual is so respected and sought after that pledges value it and yearn for it.

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