The short story “Weddings and Beheadings” by Hanif Kureishi begins with the narrator getting his equipment ready and waiting for someone to arrive. He adds that the people who are coming are never late. The narrator claims that readers will not know who he is, but they will be familiar with his work, as it can be seen on the news and even found on the Internet.

The narrator reveals that he films beheadings, which are a common method of execution in his country, currently at war. The narrator has always been passionate about making movies, but he confesses that filming beheadings is not something he has ever wanted to do, just as he has never wanted to film weddings, either. However, he is given no choice when it comes to filming beheadings. The peo...

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