Delia consistently looks to her religion for guidance and support as she endures the many hardships that she faces because, which are caused by her abusive husband and unfaithful husband, sykes delia and sykes jones is a couple that have opposite. Sykes‟s self-assumed control over delia is also expressed implicitly through the way in which he talks to his mistress, „“everything b‟longs tuh me an‟ you sho kin hiv it”‟4 in doing this, sykes directly makes himself the owner of delia‟s earnings and admits that he is reliant on his wife. Short story unit literature circles directions: you will be assigned a role within each literature circle literature circles are comprised of three to five members below is an overview of the roles in the literature circles what do you learn more about delia and sykes from their talk focal point: examining allusions question 5:.
Sykes was disrespectful towards delia and her religious beliefs he was adulterous, and both physically and mentally abusive as he bullied her and kicked around the laundry, delia grew tired of his mistreatment and straightened up and stood up for herself. Delia believes the devil, god, or fate will end up punishing sykes for all the wrong he's done this belief helps her survive and gives her emotional strength to carry on in the unhappy union delia's timeline. Delia’s real revenge comes when sykes decides to bring a rattlesnake into the house it is an unexpected turn of events since he knows that she is unreservedly scared of snakes at first, he teases her by saying that he brought her a gift, which to delia is impossible. Read and think about all of the questions to prepare yourself for class discussion 1 what information does the first part of the story reveal about the social and economic contexts in which delia and sykes live.
Delia: delia is an abused wife and her jaded view of sykes and his mistreatment of her grows as the story progresses delia comes to feel the same way about her marriage as sykes does: that the relationship has run its course. Yet, sykes still have the audacity to resent delia for cleaning “white folks” clothes in their home he also uses her hard earned money on his mistress, bertha sykes, as practical joker, knows that delia has an intense fear of snakes and still brings it around to constantly scare her. “sweat” by zora neale hurston is filled with many religious symbolism good versus evil plays a large role in the development of delia and skype jones, as characters the story is about delia, an african american woman who is a washwoman for whites. Sykes also attacks delia's religious convictions by reminding her that it is the sabbath and she should not be working on such a holy day delia responds to this by reminding him that her work paid for their home and put food in their mouths.
Delia and sykes fought all the time now with no peaceful interludes they slept and ate in silence two or three times delia had attempted a timid friendliness, but she was repulsed each time. In zora neale hurston’s short story, sweat, delia finds herself stuck in an unbearable marriage her husband, sykes, mistreats her, leaves all work to her, and is unfaithful. Delia was determined that she was not going to let sykes get his way and break her down to the point that she was helpless and dependant upon him she worked hard as a wash woman and was the sole money maker in the household.
Wife of freeman sykes, married 22 feb 1832. Dr delia c sykes is an anesthesiology specialist in albemarle, north carolina she graduated with honors in 1977 having more than 41 years of diverse experiences, especially in anesthesiology, dr delia c sykes affiliates with stanly regional medical center, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists without joining any medical groups. Sykes is delia ’s abusive husband and the antagonist of “sweat” he first appears in the story by playing a nasty trick on delia, and this event proves to represent his character as a whole he first appears in the story by playing a nasty trick on delia, and this event proves to represent his character as a whole. First, she depicts delia and sykes ’ marriage as being wrecked by sykes’ emotional and physical abuse second, she uses the viewpoints of other men in the town to also criticize sykes’ behavior in this way, hurston does not allow abuse to be portrayed as the inevitable product of a patriarchal society instead, she shows it, quite simply.
I feel, however, that though sykes was ruthless to delia, delia did not make a reasonable decision because, as the saying goes, one should not fight fire with fire instead, delia could have taken a more assertive approach to the dilemma, such as through demanding that sykes and his mistress move from the house. View the profiles of people named delia sykes join facebook to connect with delia sykes and others you may know facebook gives people the power to. The snake could symbolize sykes, delia’s newborn strength, evil, or destiny, among other possibilities “sweat” is a short story loaded in meaning, a story of finding strength, salvation, and of karma stuffing a blow.