Snapshots of a Wedding - Analysis Summary & Analysis

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The theme of this story is the conflict between traditional and modern ways, and it permeates this story at every level of plot and characterization beginning with the title that implies a modern camera, which is nowhere to be found in this primitive setting, and ending with an older aunt's traditional admonishment that the educated, professional Neo "be a good wife." This statement has different meanings for the one who delivers it and the one who receives it, just as the day's traditional rituals and modern methods are viewed differently by the generations in this community.

Cattle are of utmost importance in this community. The gift of an ox is considerable. The ox led to slaughter for the feast is also a time-honored ritual that symbolizes the husband's role in providing for his family. In modern times, the ox or lamb being led to slaughter...

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