Sonal's Engagement Case Study

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What is engagement? Engagement is a type of bond. There are two types of engagements, some that are based on friendship while others are based on romance. My presence at Sonal’s engagement was symbolic for us because we have been engaged as friends since we were very young. Sonal would take me to an Amusement park during the day and get dinner from a distinct ethnic food every month simply because we shared a passion for rollercoaster and food. Some friendships are just as vital as blood relations. A brief snapshot into my life as an Indian teenager reveals levels of engagement: my friend and her fiancé, my friend and I; the components of the picture such as setting, attire, location, purpose and position of each individual work together…show more content…
When looking at this picture it becomes apparent that there is a “relational network that composes” this photograph (Hesford 66). The portrait from left to right consists of my father, my mother’s best friend’s daughter’s fiancé, my mothers best friend’s daughter (Sonal), myself, and my mother. My mom 's best friend 's daughter and her boyfriend were getting engaged at their Indian Engagement Ceremony. This was necessary to officially solidify the couple’s engagement. For an indian couple a traditional engagement ceremony is compulsory to complete the engagement. This was significant for me to attend because she took care of me like a sister; I want to be there for the milestones that impact her life. This engagement ceremony took place at the Marriott Hotel in Augusta, Georgia, on May 28,…show more content…
At first glance, at the picture, Sonal looked like she was having the time of her life, but due to the closeness we have, I was not fooled. There were a million different things happening at this point which she had no control over; the engagement planner that Vivek’s family had hired had no clue what she was doing, despite the countless events she had conducted previously. Despite their high standing, the catering service only brought half the food that was requested. Sonal’s college best friend was stuck in New York as the fifth had been drastically delayed. The band had to cancel the day before due to a family emergence. Due to these events, Sonal was more stressed than she appeared. Just as she was stressed, her fiancé and I felt the same way showing the close bond both couples
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