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Sweat by Zora Neal Hurston Triple consciousness: how you are perceived in the eyes of black males? o Black. o American. o Gender. World War I. Sykes- o Chauffeur. o Double conscious. o Has no power in the white world so he doubles up his black power (being forceful with his wife). Delia- o Has taken his value of her or devalue of. o Appearance (skinny, boney, and knotty). The snake is a metaphor for Delia. Sykes kept the snake in a box or dormant but once he stirred it up there was no holding the snake back. Greek chorus- narrates the story. o They are there to move the story along. o The men on the porch (knew how Delia used to be and how Sykes acted). o Not part of the action. 1024-1025: o Delia is consistent and hard working. She was once admirable and beautiful. 1027: o Sykes brags that he is larger in life; he makes himself standout, and assumes he knows everything about dealing with snakes and Delia.
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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 snake’s 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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