story was Eatonville, Florida in Spring.
best of her ability.
Sykes, meaning sickness, is the antagonist and Delia?s husband. Sykes is a
Delia?s things to Bertha, his mistress. He wants desperately to get rid of Delia.
These are many supporting roles in ?Sweat?, including Bertha, the woman Sykes
participated in an affair. Jim Merchant, Joe Lindsay, Joe Clarke, Elijah Mosely, and Old
Man Anderson played supportive, yet important, roles. These names were symbolic of
average people, and each character added suspense and liveliness to this short story.
?Sweat? could have several different theme. Some people say that Zora Neale
Hurston is trying to show how everyone gets their ?just deserts? in due time, meaning
?what?s comes around, goes around.?. Others say the author is displaying the fact that all
people, no matter how good