Unformatted text preview: Question #3 Rites of intensification are rituals that take place when there is intense problem in a group. The rites of intensification are used to bring the family together and to ease any sense of danger. Some such events are a natural disaster, War, or any other extreme event that results in a crisis. To ease any sense of unease or danger mass ceremonies take place, this brings everyone together and give them an objective to achieve. Funerals also serve as a rite of intensification, in fact some Melanesians used (and possibly still do) eat the flash of the dead person as a ceremonial act. In all rites of intensification are used to ease people and bring the family or group even closer together....
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- Victim, Honor killing, rural Muslim tribes