Student’s Name Professor Response Essay Date Deep play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight Siva states “I have no money; I will pay after my cock has won” (Geertz 442). Such a quote summarizes the main point of the reading that signifies the cultural values that people preserve. Cockfighting culture was seen as a source of entertainment in by the Balinese society. This makes Geertz accompanied by his wife go to live in Balinese to study the culture of the society. According to the concept their main focus was to establish all the aspect of human physical social and cultural life. Geertz to a foreigner as entirely. He explains that it is often normal for the human environment to pursue ferocity without being harmed. Towards the end of his article Geertz summarizes his observations and describes the violent human nature of the Balinese people. This however creates a series of question why should the Balinese society use cockfight as a source of entertainment? Additionally why is Geertz comparing the cockfight to animal savagery and what is the role of women in the story? Works Cited Geertz Clifford. "Deep play: Notes on the Balinese cockfight." Culture and Politics. Palgrave Macmillan New York (2000): 416-453. [...]
Read "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" and write a response paper. The response papers should be approximately two pages in length (typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font). They should consist of a critical summary of the readings “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight”. The format for these papers is as follows: •begin with a quote from the reading that you feel summarizes the main point of the reading •In the body of the paper, you should analyze what insights the reading has to offer (you may also include your own ideas about aspects of the reading that fall short of your expectations or contradict your own experience) •end the paper with a few questions about the reading (involving points of clarification or further issues the reading raises).