Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I believe the theme in sweat to be 'You reap what you sow'. Throughout the story Delia Jones would slave away at her job, cleaning the clothes of others while her husband abused her both verbally and physically, was a complete deadbeat, and went out of his way to ruin Delia's life. For the most part when Delia was abused she kept her temper in check and went about her business. This angered her husband Sykes and he continued to try and anger her by showing off his mistress in front of her and keeping a rattlesnake in the house to frighten her. Throughout all of this Delia stayed strong and did her best to continue on with her work. Eventually Sykes became so angry at her that he put the snake in her clothes that she had to was in order to poison her actually ends up biting him and Delia escaping unscathed. With bad intentions come bad consequences.