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"Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight"

In the critical essay, "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" by Clifford Geertz, the author describes a very important part of the Balinese culture - the cockfight. This fight represents more than it first appears. Cockfights are well at ....

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.... as it is. From this view point the things which take place may even look stupid. So, things like the cockfights can be seen only as wrong. At best, their belief toward the cockfight is a distorted belief; at worst, it is an outright falsehood. This is something a "common reader" may exp erience. Initially, he is looking at the big picture. Overseeing the whole culture. Watching and not interacting, this is why he is not getting the true "it" he is looking for. Geertz is able to gain access to the people soon after the essay begins. This is achieved because the cockfight, which is ....

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