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Bessie Head Writing Styles in Snapshots of a Wedding

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Style

Point of View

"Snapshots of a Wedding" features a third-person narration, told from the point of view of someone who is not a character in the story but who nevertheless knows of the circumstances surrounding Neo, Kegoletile, and Mathata and their situations. This point of view, often called "omniscient," allows a narrator to be in more than one place at the same time, and to relate the feelings and inner conflicts of the characters presented. For instance, a reader can know not only Neo's experiences, but the internal conflict of Kegoletile as well.

Symbolism and Imagery

Head employs a number of powerful images and symbols in "Snapshots of a Wedding." The "ululating" relatives of Neo, with their "fluid, watery forms" symbolize the naturalness of the ceremony of which they are to be a part, while the ritual signifies the past from which Kegoletile and Neo are determined to emerge...

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