Rituals of Summer 2 - The Merriam-Webster Dictionary...

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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a ritual as a series of acts regularly repeated in a set precise manner. Rituals can be anything from living in a summer cottage for summer break to visiting a gravesite of a passed loved one on a set date every year. Many people partake in them without even knowing it. Though some rituals can go by unnoticed, they have the ability to form a person’s life, from beginning to end. Douglas Spaulding, in Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine , takes part in several rituals which ultimately shape his summer and the rest of his life. Douglas Spaulding, a twelve year old boy, begins his summer with his younger brother, Tom, as they have always done the in the past; picking dandelions from their Grandfather’s lawn. The dandelions are seen as a valuable commodity to the family. Others, namely Bill Forrester do not feel the same way about them. He wants to install grass that “grows so close it’s guaranteed to kill off clover and dandelion” (Bradbury, 51). Bill feels that the dandelions are an inconvenience while in fact they are the sign that
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