Analysis Of ' Sweat ' By Zora Neale Hurston

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Statement of Value “Sweat” written by Zora Neale Hurston published in 1926 and “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman publish 1892 are both short stories. The depths of both stories is about the main characters whom are both females having a situation of their own in their marriages and at the end coming on top of it. What makes these short stories so captivating is Hurston and Gilman’s characters who give the underlying feminist principle vibe. In the long run, they both have a similar theme that revolve around growth and standing up for oneself. Both these short novels embody empowerment, courage, and strength.

Summary and Main Characters
“Sweat” revolves around two main characters. The unappreciated wife Delia
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Both Hurston and Gilman made the wives the protagonist, we have Delia in “Sweat” who is the washerwoman fighting to keep her house and sanity. “She lay awake, gazing upon the debris that cluttered their matrimonial trail. Not an image left standing along the way. Anything like flowers had long ago been drowned in the salty stream that had been pressed from her heart. Her tears, her sweat, her blood. She had brought love to the union and he has brought a longing after the flesh. Two months after the wedding, he had given her the first brutal breathing. She had the memory of his numerous trips to Orlando with all of his wages when he had returned to her penniless, even before the first year had passed. Too late to hope for love, even if it were not Bertha it would be someone else.” (Hurston 380). This appears towards the end of the page after Delia speaks up to Sykes. These flashbacks exhibits all the that Delia has put up in her marriage: infidelity, abuse, and financial instability.
Another example of protagonistics in “Sweat” is “Looka heah, Sykes, you done gone too fur. Ah been married to you dur fifteen years, and Ah been takin’ in washin’ fur fifteen years. Sweat, sweat, sweat” Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat!” “What’s that got to do with me?” he asked brutally. “What’s it got to do with you, Skyes? Mah tub of suds is filled o’ belly with vittles more times than yo’ hands is filled it. Mah sweat is done paid for this house and Ah
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