Analysis Of Zora Neale Hurston 's `` Sweat `` Essay

834 Words Apr 25th, 2016 4 Pages
Zora Neale Hurston is an author who tries her best to reflect what happen in her life through poems, short stories, and novels. Zora was one of the many Harlem Renaissance writers, even though her work didn’t get much recognition. Because they were not considered the norm of her time period. She was tired of seeing the same thing among different authors, so her literary work were meant to stand out from the rest.Sweat was a story of determination and oppression, with religion and strength as the backbone of the story and seems to be one of the most captivating of all her works. The themes that help to represent abuse throughout this story is the title itself, the ways he treat her, and him seeing another women. In Hurston 's short story, "Sweat," the main character is Delia. She suffers from the main three types of abuse emotional, physical, and mental. The title “Sweat” represents the tears Delia was crying because of the abuse her husband Sykes gave her. Back in this time period it was common for a women to be submissive to her husband, but Sykes took it a little too far. 'You sho ' is one aggravating ' nigger woman! '; this is only one example of the abuse in Zora Neale Hurston 's short story, 'Sweat '. Hurston represents this form of abuse through the way the husband talks to his wife and the way he treats her. The idea of sweat also symbolizes the tears Delia has shed at the amount of abuse Sykes has done to her. He torments her constantly and is very mean to…

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