Drawing on the film Inside Mecca, how is the Hajj a rite of passage?

Part 1.

  • The fifth pillar of Islam is to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, known as The Hajj. It is a quest for redemption and a highly symbolic rite of passage. Recall the material on rituals and rites of passage from earlier in the course. Drawing on the film Inside Mecca, how is the Hajj a rite of passage? How would Victor Turner discuss this ritual? (recall Turner from Module 2 and our discussion of Rastas)
    As you read and watch, ask yourself if you understand the argument presented by the professor, writer(s), or filmmaker(s) and if you can illustrate the ideas with examples from the reading or film. Quizzes gauge your reading comprehension and clear written expression. =100 words
    Part2
  • Drawing from both Edwards’ article “Living the Dreaming” and the film Mystic Lands: Australia Dreamtime, what is the Dreamtime? In what ways are Aboriginal Australians “Living the Dreaming”?
    As you read and watch, ask yourself if you understand the argument presented by the professor, writer(s), or filmmaker(s) and if you can illustrate the ideas with examples from the reading or film. Quizzes gauge your reading comprehension and clear written expression.

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