'Delia Revealed In Syke Sykes's Sweat'

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Some critics say, Delia allowing her husband to die after the snake bite was the wrong choice to make in the ending. This was because she was a hard working christian woman with morals, therefore it is believed that she shouldn’t had let him die, but the snake had already done its job and karma got him for what he had done to Delia all their years together.
Delia was the hard working woman in the house, who brought the money to the table. She worked herself so much that is caused her to drip “sweat”, as the story is called. Delia was faithful and loyal to her husband throughout the story, however it wasn’t the same in return. She deserved a better man that would value her as the hard working women that she was, unlike how Sykes treated her.
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Instead of working, he gambled his way to “earn” his money. He was unfaithful with fat women that he was obsessed with, using the gambled money, he bought women gum and sodas. And on top of that he was disrespectful, insulting, and abusive to Delia. Sykes was something else alright, because he was a bully to Delia in a unique way. For example, when he brought the the rattlesnake in the house to freak out Delia, though he knew how much she hated snakes.
Delia took all of his rudeness, beatings, and lazy ways. She had the right to make her own decision to leave Sykes on the bed after the snake bite, after all he did bring the snake himself to the house. He looked for his death and it wasn’t Delia’s fault. She was not going to help the man who was mean to her during their entire

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