Sweat

Topics: Joyce Carol Oates, Good and evil, Zora Neale Hurston Pages: 1 (268 words) Published: January 30, 2013
Lydia Berry
Mrs. Clark
Period 1
January 2013
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A. Hurston, Zora Neale. "Sweat." The Oxford Book of American Short Stories. Ed. Joyce Carol Oates. Oxford [England: Oxford UP, 1992. 352-60. Print. * A1. “Just then something long, round, limp, and black fell upon her shoulders and slithered to the floor beside her. A great terror took hold of her.” (Hurston) Imagery of a snake. Snakes represent evil, and Delia is terrified of snakes. * A2. “Two months after the wedding he had given her the first brutal beating” (Hurston) Sykes has become abusive and this is one way that he is evil. * A3. “He stepped roughly upon the whitest pile of things” (Hurston) White represents the goodness in Delia. * A4. “Delia” (Hurston) Her name is associated with the biblical name Delilah who emasculated Samsom. The quote for A1 Delia could also be emasculating Sykes talking about his penis saying its limp could be sexual tension in their marriage. * A5. “Oh well, whatever goes over the Devil's back, is got to come under his belly.” (Hurston) Another way of saying what goes around comes around. Refers Sykes is the devil and represents evil.

B. "Sweat Zora Neale Hurston" StudyMode.com. 05 2011. 05 2011 <http://studymode.com/essays/Sweat-Zora-Neale-Hurston-707263.html>.

C. "Summary." Short Stories for Students. Vol. 19. Gale Cengage, . Enotes.com. 27 Jan, 2013 <Http://www.enotes.com/sweat/>.

D. McLaughlin, Emily. "Good Versus Evil in "Sweat""(n.d.):n. pag. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. <http://facultystaff.vwc.edu/~cbellamy/Southern%20Literature/SL%Hurston.htm>
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