Would you describe Delia’s actions at the end of the story as revenge?

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It is possible that Delia's behavior could be interpreted as revengeful behavior. However, we must also remember that Delia is very much afraid of snakes. So, it is quite possible that her fear prevented her from entering the house to help Sykes. Also, Delia likely felt little motivation to help an abusive husband. In all, a combination of fear and her loathing for Sykes prevented her from helping him.

Note that it was Sykes who originally brought the snake into the house. Initially, the snake is kept in its own wire mesh box. When...

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