Snapshots of a Wedding Essay

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In the following excerpt, Chetin explores the ways in which Head's "Snapshots of a Wedding," is presented as a series of photographs, and how this style affects the theme of inevitable change.

In "Snapshots of a Wedding," the village narrator asserts "no one is fooled by human nature and implies, indirectly, that despite their ability "to keep up with" changing times, educating females does more harm than good. The narrator accepts, through the gentle and respected bridegroom, Kegoletile, that one should marry "women who were big money-earners" and that "it didn't pay to look too closely into his heart." Kegoletile is about to marry Neo, "a new kind of girl with false postures and acquired grand-madame ways", although he loved the traditional, humble Mathata. The villagers never question their own contradictory attitudes to money and status, a by-product of colonial education, but channel their malaise into an over...

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