Snapshots of a Wedding Characters

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Kegoletile

Kegoletile, a young man "rich in cattle," has fathered children with two different women, Mathata and Neo. He can only marry one of them, and he chooses to marry Neo because her educational background means that she will probably earn more money than Mathata. Nevertheless, Kegoletile supports Mathata and her child with a monthly stipend, and continues to behave kindly toward her, by bringing her gifts and regularly spending time in her yard. He is still quite attracted to Mathata, who is "always her own natural self," but he realizes that Neo is the kind of woman he should marry, in spite of her "false postures and acquired, grand-madame ways." He appears to be torn between his emotional desire for Mathata and his practical desire for Neo, but he keeps this to himself. Ultimately, Kegoletile marries Neo, who is six months pregnant with their second child.

Neo

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