As you read Sylvia Plath’s “Initiation,” please consider some of the larger thematic issues that she addresses, including the act of hazing. Here are some resources to help you think about this topic:
Inside Hazing >> Definitions.pdf — "Educating to Eliminate Hazing".pdf
When does bonding cross over to hazing?.pdf – The quest to stamp out hazing – September 03, 2006.pdf
Oregon senate revises hazing ban.pdf
Anderson County coach resigns after alleged hazing incident.pdf

Here is a scanned copy of the short story, and the close reading assignment and the graded assignment:
Initiation Scan.pdf
Close Reading of Initiation Assignment.pdf
Initiation Assignment.pdf

I would also encourage you to read a little about the author. Here is a good resource:
Sylvia Plath