Snapshots Of a Wedding Essay

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Snapshots Of a Wedding






Snapshots of a Wedding

Bessie Head’s Snapshots of a Wedding is a perfect example of excessive uses of imagery,
which projects ideas and concepts in my mind. The main underlying concepts and
comparisons are that of tradition and modernity. Bessie Head projects multiple
perspectives on the issues of tribal tradition and modernity. The overall tone, however,
places small, yet growing, amounts of modernity in a traditional world. The set is Neo
placed in the tribe and world of Kegoletile.

Neo, Kegoletile’s future wife, is certainly not traditional. And as well, she is
educated. In many cultures, an educated wife would be looked at as a good thing, however
in this culture, a good wife would be one with good manners, and house working. “Neo
would never be the kind of wife who went to the lands to plow. She already had a
well-paid job in an office as a secretary”.

An amazing feat achieved by Bessie Head, is her attention to the senses of who ever is
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