A Look into Judith Ortiz Cofers Quinceaera
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... A Look into Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Quinceanera Most cultures across the globe have coming-of-age rituals emphasizing the importance of reaching a certain age for younger people. Upon reaching a certain age, an adolescent is welcomed into society as an adult that has responsibilities and additional rights. In some primitive cultures, the rituals are usually bloody and may resemble physical torture. For some modernized cultures, coming-of-age is celebrated during a milestone event such as graduation or getting a job. In other cultures in between, the coming-of-age is celebrated much like a wedding or a birthday party, with religious ties. In Latino cultures, for example, the young adolescent girls...