By Dyan Sheldon
The best-selling writer of CONFESSIONS OF A DRAMA QUEEN takes a wise, humorous examine friendship, staying actual for your identification, and relocating on.
Gracie and Savannah are most sensible associates —and completely unalike. Savannah is gorgeous, outrageous, and impossible to resist to the other intercourse. Gracie is shy, clever, and could otherwise be learning lizards than assembly boys. nonetheless, they’ve made an incredibly nice workforce, and (until now) it appeared as though not anything may perhaps come among them. yet in recent years, Savannah’s expertise for mendacity and manipulating is turning into more durable to disregard. She’s fallen head over heels for an elusive collage boy, and Gracie can’t support considering: is her pal as convinced as she turns out? while Savannah will get among Gracie and her overwhelm, the road isolating ally from worst pal is crossed.
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The bounds between animal and man disappear, as do those between dead and living, god and man. " This description matches with Turner's findings: the religious nature of the ritual, the reflection on the basic values of society, the liberal criticism in liminality possible, the different nature of the ritual, the freedom from restrictions, the uprooting of the cosmological plan, so that the demarcations between life and death, animals and humans etc. are lifted: all these facets of the calendar ritual we have found in Turner's description.
This applies however only in peace time and only to citizens of a certain community in their mutual social relations. Conversely in war physical violence is encouraged. In preparation to war citizens must be trained in violence. In times of war violence is beneficial to the community and 11 Classical Greek Ritual Theater frequently the only means of surviving. But in some cases these two forms of violence, disruptive and beneficial violence, are difficult to sort out. A citizen may in social dispute harbor the same feelings of hatred in respect to his fellow tribe-member, as he feels in respect to a public enemy.
Communitas can best be studied in practice and can only be spotted by an astute and emphatic observer. The difficulty with historical anthropological research lies in the fact that we are not able to study the ritual 'in the field', like contemporary anthropology can. The difficulty with the interpretation of Greek rituals is even greater because of the scarcity of our data. Yet there is evidence that communitas was evoked during Greek calendar rituals. At these celebrations often all members of the community were allowed to join in the festivities.