As Delia states, “whatever goes over the Devil’s back, is got to come under his belly.” Maybe if Sykes were a faithful man and not so abusive, he would not be in the mess he is in now. Ironically Sykes having brought the snake home to kill Delia leads to his own demise. Therefore, the snake is not only Sykes but also Delia Jones’ protector in Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat”. “Sweat” is a perfect example of the sins that are committed will sooner or later be the death of those committing them. Sykes calls out to God in the end; however it is the Devil who seems to have a hold on
While reading, feelings of anger towards the man’s actions are developed. When the man tried to kill the snake, he “reached into the paper-bag bush with [his] hoe, hacking about, soon [dragging the snake] out of it with his back broken.” Although the reader may condole with the man’s decisions since it was for a reasonable cause, he should not have killed the snake since he was clearly inexperienced (expressed by the word “hacking”). The man could have just as easily shoed the snake away with the hoe rather than using it so ineptly. The man could have found an alternative way to rid the area of the snake and when he doesn’t, the reader is disappointed because he thinks there’s no other possible action that can be made. The man states that “[his] duty was to kill the snake.” When the man uses the word “duty” it gives a sense that there are no other options and that it’s imperative that he does it.
The stress and the pressure from Dr Roylott is making her hair ‘premature grey’ this shows that her body is ageing a lot more rapidly than her as a person is because she is thinking that all of the bad things that happened to her sister may well happen to her. Helen doesn’t know that Dr Roylott killed Julia but something makes her very suspicious as there are a lot of strange occurrences. Despite Dr Roylott effectively being a genius he used his intelligence to make evil plans against Helen and Julia which originally works for the death of Julia. However it comes back around to the cost of his life. He was a very intimidating man
Creon’s Discrimination in Antigone Despite how prejudice and unjust, women have not always been treated fairly. In Antigone, a play by Sophocles, Creon, the king, displays an extremely discriminatory attitude to women and he unfortunately suffers in the end, undergoing a harsh downfall. He disregards the value that women have and shows lots of animosity towards Antigone, not only because of her “criminal” actions in going against his proclamation, but because she is a female. He then becomes impulsive with his decision-making and suffers immensely due to his nebulous view on female equality. Sophocles characterizes Creon as a sexist ruler who has little value for women, which consequently leads to his downfall.
If he did not truly believe that it had magical properties, why share this piece of information? Whether he intentionally added this part to contribute to his standing up for himself or not, it After returning home and receiving only kind words from his master, Douglass thinks that his conduct may have been no other cause than the root (Douglass 49). The next day is when his snake of a master tries to catch him unaware while taking care of the horses. Upon realizing what was about to occur, Douglass finally gathers the vigor and audacity to fight back and stand up to Mr. Covey.
The whole thing takes place just for Delia’s submissiveness. If Delia has been audacious from earlier the whole situation would not take place. At the end Delia needs to use violence to get rid from her cruel husband. Delia, who really cares for her beloved husband, finally lets the snake free in the house for Sykes and when Sykes lastly screams when the snake assails him, Delia does not pay any attention of his screaming. One of Hurston's central preoccupations in "Sweat" is the problem of oppression within the black community.
He told jim that he wasn't scared of him, and that he didn't have a problem telling everyone where jim was hiding. Jim pleaded with Huck saying that he had not hurt a soul, he explained to Huck how he overheard Miss Watson talking about selling him to a slave trader and Huck changed his mind. On the island Huck goes back to his old ways and and plays pranks on Jim , he puts a snake on jim while he sleeps. It backfires on Huck though because the snake ends up biting jim. Jim and huck make a plan just incase someone try’s to come and find them.
This can cause instances of mass paranoia and an over reaction of those who have power who are able to influence those beneath them. This is portrayed throughout The Crucible especially when they are scared of any sort of ties with Lucifer. The group of girls which are led under the influence of Abigail Williams, are terribly frightened that ’Abby’ will hurt them if they confess to dancing in the forbidden woods so they accuse many of the community of rash accusations. Unfortunately as the community starts to blindly follow along which was not overly difficult in such a strict puritan community that doesn’t believe in any sort of vain enjoyment. This is how the mass hysteria spread as soon as Abigail released that strong emotions are easily able to manipulate a group of weak minded
The danger that unsuspecting women and children would undergo would be too much for a man to worry about. “Abruptly I stopped short” and he says that his first instinct was that “[he] would go [his]” way ( ). He soon knew that was not an option and that he must kill this living creature. As the battle began, the snake “held his ground” while the man left for a short while, only to go to the “ranch house, get a hoe, and [return] ( ). The diction is written very well to point out what the man is feeling and helps the reader to infer just what the snake was emoting as