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What goes around comes around is a popular saying worldwide bad deeds never go unpunished This theme is portrayed in Zora Neil Hurstons Sweat the story of a rural southern African-American washwoman that is seemingly an obedient and faithful wife struggling through spousal abuse from a husband that lacks morals The story starts with Delia the main character of the story as well as a victim of abuse frightened while folding clothes for her employers by her husband Sykes He then scolds her for working on a Sunday and kicks the clothing away Delia ignores his act and proceeds folding the clothing but he is bound and determined to fight and provoke her Suddenly tired of the verbal abuse she shouts at him and picks up an iron skillet as if to strike him This shocks him and he leaves That night she lies in bed and says aloud Oh well whatever goes over the devils back has got to come under his belly Sometime or ruther Sykes like everybody else is gointer reap his sowing 118 As the story goes on there is a scene where a group of men comment on Delia when she walks past In this scene the extent of Delias abuse is uncovered They talk about the history of Delias and Sykes relationship how pretty she is before and the beatings that she receives from Sykes changing her looks They also discuss Sykes and his mistress Bertha who receives all of Delias hard earned moneySykes brings a rattlesnake into the house and refuses to get rid of it knowing that Delia will be tortured by its presence One day Delia comes home to find that the snake is loose and flees the house She waits and sees her husband come home and walk into the house he begins to shout and is eventually bitten by the snake Delia finds him on the floor swollen and apparently deadA common value
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