|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...