Bessie Head Writing Styles in Snapshots of a Wedding

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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.

Structure

Head employs a complex narrative structure in "Snapshots of a Wedding." While the title might lead one to expect the story to be about the events of a wedding, Head quickly turns to an exploration of circumstances and events surrounding and leading up to the wedding. In fact, most of the story recounts the individual...

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