Bulls On Parade Essay

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Every country has their own culture, and like other cultures, Spain too has its own specific culture. Part of the Spanish culture revolves around the bull. Bullfighting and bull runs by many people are recognized as the only Spanish culture in the world, and because of its importance it always begins on time. Still many people view it as a crime. Me being a foreigner I have first hand experience with different cultures. A long time ago in India’s ritual would be to hunt and kill the Indian tiger. Over time the Indian tiger became endangered and now they have become illegal to hunt. When I saw my great great grandfathers hunting pictures he had two tiger heads. Both rituals of bullfighting and hunting tigers are an inseparable …show more content…

Bullfighting is another major event and part of the Spanish culture. A bullfight “la corrida'; is an extremely tens drama divided into three parts. First, a special parade honoring the fighters goes through town. Then, the bull enters the ring and the bullfighter “matador'; tests the bull for intelligence with cape passes. The fighters use daggers called picadors to weaken the bull. The second act is to enrage the bull by stabbing its shoulders with darts. Finally the last act the bullfighter duels with the bull and one of them wins (Juriz and Harlington 30). When the bull dies the moment is called “la hora de la verdad- the moment of the truth'; (Qtd. in Spain revised 30). The bullfighting season lasts from March to October and bullfights are performed on Sundays. A major drawback to the bullfighting fans is the price of the seats. Seats are divided into three sections. The “sombra'; shade seating places the viewer in the shade. The “sol'; full sun seats place the viewer in direct sunlight, and the “sonta'; seats place the viewer in partial sun (Dell 38). Lastly, an opposition group has formed called the Beloved Bulls. The group condemns bullfighting and says its animal cruelty and barbaric (Beloved Bull’s website). Still, with much opposition bullfighting remains Spain’s national sport and

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