Delia In Sweat

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Delia Johnson in "sweat" Many women find themselves in a similar position as Delia.  This story is like universal thruth about life.  is and always will be full of bad husbands, boyfriends fathers. Today's world gives more opportunity to fight for ones dignity, though.     Spousal abuse have been very common issue since the beggining of the world. Every culture look at that issue form different point of view.  In some countrien a woman is not even consider a human being. They are slaves who are needed only for reproductive purpose.  Some of them don't believe that this is even an issue Some arabian countieseven don't look at the women as a valued human  being        'You sho' is one aggravatin' nigger woman!'; this is only one example of the abuse in Zora Neale Hurston's short story, 'Sweat'. Spousal abuse is a very common issue in today's society. Hurston represents this form of abuse through the way the husband talks to his wife and the way he treats her.    Delia is a hard-working woman who is very obedient and faithful to her husband, Sykes. Hy yt hThrough harsh words, he cuts her down about her work of washing white folks clothes and her looks saying that he 'hates skinny woman';. Delia's appearance resembles her hard work, with 'knuckly hands'; from using the washboard. Delia has put many hard- earned tears, blood, and sweat into her house while supporting Sykes' habits and taking all the abuse he could dish out. On many occasions Sykes has cut down Delia and her kind nature, even to her religious beliefs, accusing her of being a 'hipocrite'; because she worked on the Sabbath day.    Sykes not only abused Delia emotionally but also physically. One night after an argument between the two where Delia actually had the courage to stand up to him, Sykes got into to bed and threatened that, '[he] oughter mash [her] in

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