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Unformatted text preview: o Delia fears snakes. She stares at the snake; she comes alive as she stares the snakes down. 1030: o Her behavior parallels the snakes behavior. o Sykes lets the snake loose in the first place. o Sykes has no matches when he enters the house because he left them at Berthas. 1024: o Foreshadowing. Delia anticipates Sykes is going to reap what he sows. Sykes bitten in the neck. 1030: o Irony- as Sykes was dying the last thing he saw was the washtubs that he tried so hard to get rid of. o Cold River- death. o Delia knew Sykes was dying and did nothing. The irony of the situation. Hubris is excessive pride which Sykes has. His own pride creates his downfall. Hurston was known for local folklore. When Sykes was staring at the tubs he does have remorse for all he did to Delia....
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