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Darrell Britt January 27, 2019 ENG1102XTIC Essay #2 Critical Analysis of “Sweat” Zora Neale Hurston’s short story “Sweat" is set in a small African-American town in Florida. Delia, a woman abused by her husband, may seem to be suffering from battered wife syndrome, but as the story progresses, we see that she is actually a strong woman. In “Sweat”, a literary device that the author uses is character. Hurston tells the story about a young, black woman, who faces her abusive husband and stands up for herself. Although she takes abuse from her husband, she works hard to bring in the money, built her own home, and takes pleasure in the results. The conflict between Sykes and Delia is the main conflict and is developed through their many interactions with one another, showing the struggle between good and evil. The conflict that is not as easy to see is the internal conflict Sykes has with himself because he makes no money and only relies on his wife to provide money not only for the household but for him to spend on other women. The action begins at a crucial moment when
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  • Spring '08
  • MONTGOMERY
  • Physical abuse, Delia, Battered person syndrome

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