Then we consider more general questions: type of society and the number of rites, the kinds of things for which there are rites. In canada- there is no single way of getting married, some distinguished by religion etc. Nisa- suffered in menstruation in terms of not eating. We would need institutions and organizations, where people move into a formally defined role in an organization, or where moving into transitional role in organization. Many of our transitional rites are embedded in large organizations. Part of a society"s or subgroup"s culture. The script may be exact and detailed. E. g. a wedding ceremony may need to include specific elements, and even specific words, to make a real marriage. Or the script may be more general and fluid. Nisa"s menarche rite did not begin in the right way, so people rapidly adjusted things; and while the ceremony was going on, people cheated a little by letting her have a small amount to eat.