How A Woman Should Be Portrayed By Zora Neale Hurston And Only Daughter By Sandra Cisneros
822 Words Sep 30th, 2015 4 Pages
In sweat, Delia was the typical definition of a nice woman because she was a stay at home wife that did everything to provide for herself. Throughout the story, there were many instances that demonstrated the stereotypical classification of how a woman should be portrayed. Although her husband–Sykes– was fixated with her working for white people by washing their clothes, she did not penetrate on his thoughts or behavior and kept to her work. In society, there are many men that are either in a relationship or married and expect a woman to do her womanly duties as society dictates them to do.
However, as it was displayed in Sweat, Delia was not a housewife because that’s what society says she should be, but she did so because being a black woman in those time was difficult to get a decent job. So, with the little advantage she had, she used that to work for white people so that she can make a better life for…