the devil and daniel webster Essay

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The story I had read was the Devil and Daniel Webster it was written by Stephen Vincent Ben’et. This story is a lot alike most of his other stories discussing what it means to be an American. Also this story is one of his most famous stories it combines folk-lore and history also it has been made into a play and so to be coming out a movie.

Story Summary
In this story it begins speaking about a character named Daniel Webster, which was from Marshfield, but, later the story begins to unravel and they begin speaking about a character named Jabez stone. Jabez Stone was from Cross Corners, which makes both Webster and Stone from New Hampshire. As you …show more content…

So the night Scratch was supposed to arrive at 11:30 Jabez told Webster to leave but he insisted on staying. The only thing between the two was a burning hearth and a jug. So at the stroke of midnight the man arrived. They began arguing about how a foreigner can’t take an Americans citizenship. Then Daniel Webster demanded a trial and the man accepted. The jury they chose and consisted of a jury filled with the ruthless dead. Now Jabez stone thought he lost they spoke until sunrise then finally they came to a conclusion of that they favor in Mr. Webster. Then the jury and judge disappear so Scratch gave him his soul back and then he told the future of Mr. Webster for winning the case. The debt to the devil also was that he would never bother any family member of the Stone’s. Then they just go to a narrator saying how the devil has never gone to New Hampshire ever again.

Story Review

In my opinion I thought the story was very good but the first time read confusing. But I would maybe recommend it to my friends. On a scale of stars between 1 and 4 I would give in a 2 and a half. But I believe from what I read on biography this is proably a little different from the rest of the stories. Another thing it is confusing is they do a lot of jumping back and forth and not only that a lot of little thing to remember.

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