Take for example, the two known lavish industry nowadays, the wedding and funeral industry. These two industries are respectively discussed in “One Perfect Day” by Rebecca Mead and “The American Way of Death” by Jessica Mitford.
To emphasize, both of the books are written exposé of the real deal behind the two events in one’s life, wedding and funeral. The former reveals the issues behind the wedding industry which actually counts one hundred sixty billion dollars in the United States economy (“Synopsis”). On the other hand, the latter talks about the highly commercialized funeral service in America. Both of the authors highlighted the “costs” of having either of the two. It is observed that the wedding and funeral industry have become more and more expensive.
In the book “One Perfect Day,” the main topic is about a wedding ceremony which highlights the two central figures, the bride and the groom. Nonetheless, majority of the exposés are associated with the whims and caprices of the bride from the gown to the wedding’s order of events. Plausibly, the bridal gown which is the central object with its matching accessories such as the shoes, veil and many others are also considered by the author in exposing the evils behind the wedding industry.
Normally, in a wedding, it is the bride who initially plans everything as the groom only approves or makes some modifications. This is the normal behavior during the planning stage. In most cases, the bride and the groom hire a wedding planner to set up everything for them. The author then highlights the disadvantages of hiring a wedding planner (Mead). The author’s explanation do not really dwell on the skill of the wedding planner, but, instead on the accessory role of such person in the wedding and its correlative effect to the substantive aspect of the ceremony.
Obviously, there is much to spend