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    Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” is a distressing tale of human struggle as it relates to women. The story commences with a hardworking black washwoman named Delia contently and peacefully folds laundry in her quiet home. Her placidity doesn’t last long when her abusive husband, Sykes, emerges just in time to put her back in her ill-treated place. Delia has been taken by this abuse for some fifteen years. She has lived with relentless beatings, adultery, even six-foot long venomous snakes put in places

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    “Sweat,” a short story written by Zora Neale Hurston depicts the story of Delia, a washerwoman who is physically and mentally abused by her husband, Sykes. As Hurston explains, Delia is a strong, hardworking, calm, brave, and understanding woman who is able to stand with her head held high even through all the troubles she endures. In contrast, Sykes is abusive, a coward, troubleshooter and a man who depends on his wife to provide for him. He even has the indecency to use Delia’s money to pay for

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    The story “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston focuses on the marriage life of Delia Jones and her husband Sykes. Hurston is known as famous American writer, she writes on real life stories as it was during the years when she wrote the stories. The story is about Delia Jones, a hardworking and religious woman who mistakenly marries Sykes and has been living in a strained marriage life from fifteen years. Although they have been married for fifteen year, the relationship has been abusive. Sykes is an abusive

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    In the story “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston she talks about a lady that is independent. This lady’s name is Delia. She is married to Sykes who does abuse her and has a mistress named Bertha who he is trying to get her into Delia’s house. Delia is the one that does all the hard work while Sykes just sits at home. The symbols in this story help get the theme across which are domestic violence and empowerment. The three main symbols in this story each stand for a theme which is the snake portraying domestic

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    Blood, SWEAT, and tears. Have you ever wonder what life was like for a middle age, African American woman in the 1920’s with a husband who publicly cheats and abuses her? How would she react to his psychological and physical abuse, would she fight back or stay silent? There are many ways one can fight back, and silence is one of them. By simply saying nothing can kill a person, literally. In the short story, “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston unfolds the story of African American wash woman by the name

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    What Goes Around Comes Around The astonishing work of fiction, “Sweat”, by Zora Neale Hurston, captures the ultimate importance of people receiving what they truly deserve. The storyline of Hurston’s “Sweat” encompasses karma as the theme in numerous, yet diverse ways. Hurston uses the snake to bring about karma in “Sweat”. She depicts the negative connections to snakes such as fear, evil, immorality, night and slyness. While also linking the snake to positive symbols, such as rejuvenation and independence

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    literature has many elements that have the reader portray their own understanding and perspective of it. In Sweat, Zora Neale Hurston gives the reader many different situations where many readers can have several viewpoints. This seems to be very similar to the Bible, where a child of God can read the same scripture as another and have a completely different meaning in their eyes. Zora Hurston uses many elements that focus on the idea that actions one does speak louder than words, by the use of religious

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    In her short story “Sweat”, Zora Neale Hurston details the troubled lives of a married African American couple in the deep south. Born and raised in Florida herself, Huston had an excellent perspective on the culture of that time and area. She no doubt saw the situations and heard the strong dialect that she presents in the short story, in which Sykes constantly beats and demeans his wife Delia, who keeps her retorts minimal as to not provoke him further. Sykes is openly dating another woman,

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    “Oh well, whatever goes over the Devil 's back, is got to come under his belly. Sometime or ruther, Sykes, like everybody else, is gointer reap his sowing” said Delia Jones (Hurston 1024). This belief comes true for Delia Jones in a short story “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston. In this story “Sweat” Hurston illustrates the obnoxious life of a religious African American woman, Delia who continually suffers from oppression by her wicked husband, Sykes and explored the struggle between good (Delia) and

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    “Sweat,” a story written by Zora Neale Hurston, demonstrates how a washer woman named Delia shows strong female empowerment, and overcomes the abuse of her husband. Written in the 1920s, this story takes place in central Florida, near Orlando. Symbolism is the most significant factor to understanding the story. The title “Sweat” is the most apparent symbol in the piece of literature, the snake is another, as well as the chinaberry tree. These three symbols all represent a selection of meanings and

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