She sweats to provide her husband with what he squanders on himself and his plump mistress Bertha. Her husband Sykes does not appreciate her or the hard work she does. He kicks around her sorted piles of laundry, and for the first time Delia has had enough. She takes an iron in her and stands up to her husband. Sykes being the cowered he is, realizes simply bullying Delia
Delia Jones is a black woman who live in Florida that holds to her belief in God to help her get through the suffering that she endures from her abusive husband, Sykes. The theme of the story is good vs. evil which are shown as Delia and Sykes. Delia is the good, hardworking, and self sufficient character that is put through a lot having an abusive husband. Delia has a very strong work ethic, by the way that she is working hard to wash the clothes for the white people that she worked for to put food on the table and a roof over her and Sykes’ head. Sykes returns the favor by taking Delia’s money and spend on rent for Bertha’s house.
In the end, Delia gets her revenge on her husband, Sykes for his mistreatment over the years. Discussion: From the beginning of the story, it is evident that Delia Jones is in a strained marriage and that her husband has no respect for her. The first encounter with this mistreatment is seen when he comes to the house late and scares her with a bullwhip, which looked like a snake. Sykes knows that Delia is afraid of snakes but goes on to frighten her with the whip, which looks like a snake. Sykes admits that he just wanted to scare her by saying, “Course I knowed!
Skye’s chose to step on her freshly washed white pile of clothes. The white pile of clothing represents Delia 's pureness and innocence. The laundry is likewise the only thing that Delia feels she has to secure and care for, similar to caring for a child other than the house itself. In reality, the clothing isn 't hers, it is the white peoples clothing and
One of their neighbors recounts how the abuse began only a month into their marriage. He also expresses that Sykes should consider he lucky to have a woman like Delia. Sykes always make fun and make her wife scared of snake as Delia has a phobia of snake and Sykes brought a snake to make her scared, Exactly when Sykes returns later during the evening, he finds no matches left to light the candles. As he blunders about put negligent, the harmful snake snack him. Listening to his cries, Delia attempts out from the stallion protect and watches through a window as Sykes fail horrendously from poison.
Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston displays countless acts of symbolism through imagery, it partially requires deeper knowledge and understanding. Religion has clearly played a predominant role in Hurston 's life, this is exemplified by the references to a snake and Gethsemane. The symbolism presented throughout the story has a significant impact and in the wake of evaluating it; they give the story more clout while justifying the true meaning behind the title, Sweat. The most obvious symbol in the story is the title. In the narrative it states, “Looka heah, Sykes, you done gone too fur.
The reason behind why Syke is so abusive mentally and physically towards Delia is because she is the breadwinner of the marriage, she basically does everything that the man of the house should be doing. Which causes him to be insecure because he feels threatened that Delia is the hardworking one and bringing in all the income. A quote that would support all this is “You sho is one aggravatin ' n- woman! (8). He says which doesn 't make sense because she clothes him and feeds him and has to say and do all these things so he can feel masculine and that he’s the man of the house.
By doing so it becomes apparent that Daisy holds no desire to either compliment the child for growing up, nor pay attention to her if it had not been to show her off. F. Scott Fitzengerald create Daisy to be the perfect women from a shallow outside perspective, however he displays her as a different character that hides her true self because she feels like she is required to hide it. He shows the influence from the roaring twenties and that women are not simple housewives with one mindset, instead she differs greatly from the perfect women by the times standard and shows that women might want something else than what is given and expected of
In chapter one, Daisy herself reveals how she wishes her daughter was a “little fool” since that 's the best thing a girl could be in the world during the twenties. Daisy realizes how women during her time were always led by men without a voice since their decisions, opinions, and thoughts were second to those of males and their everyday lives were determined men. Daisy is expressing how due to their marginalization women are better off being fooled and dumb because the voice of women did
She does not care that she kills someone or when someone she admits to loving dies, shows no grief or caring. After Daisy kills Myrtle while driving, she continues to drive and does not seem to regret her decision. Nick describes Daisy and Tom after the accident by saying that “they weren't happy [...] and yet they weren't unhappy” (Fitzgerald 145). Basically, Daisy feels indifferent about the fact she killed her husband’s mistress. Another example of Daisy’s carelessness is when Gatsby, a man she says she loved, dies, and she does not attend his funeral or show any signs of grief.