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    In the short story “The Devil and Tom Walker”, the author shows greed by the main character selling his soul for a large treasure, being a cheap and greedy moneylender, and the lack of the main character and his wife sharing the wealth between each other in order to show that people will do anything for money and become rich. “The Devil and Tom Walker” was written by Washington Irving. Washington was a very famous American author. Washington Irving was born in New York on April 3, 1783. In his childhood

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    apparent to them that the Devil is an evil and rather a clever person. The greatest example of the devil in action is when the devil tempts Jesus. As most know, the devil fails to get Jesus to do evil. Jesus is both human and divine while the main character of The Devil and Tom Walker, Tom Walker, is a “meager, miserly fellow”. Unfortunately, Tom Walker is not Jesus so the reader must focus in on Washington Irving’s The Devil and Tom Walker to see just exactly how and when the Devil won his game. Irving

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    summary In the story The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving, a man named Tom Walker and his wife made rash decisions based on their personal greed. Tom Walker stumbled across the devil while taking a short cut home one day. The devil tried to make a trade with Tom which consisted of trading Tom’s soul for Captain Kidd’s loot. Tom turned down the deal in spite of his greedy wife. This frustrated her so much to the point where she went out to make a deal with the devil herself. After going missing

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    In “The Devil and Tom Walker” they use literary archetypes that represents universal patterns of human behavior or commonly-held beliefs. This story takes place in 1727 in Boston Massachusetts. There are three main characters who are very similar but a little different. Tom Walker is small, greedy, overly confident, and miserly. Tom Walker’s wife Mrs. Walker is selfish, verbally abusive towards Tom, and she is known as a termagant because she nags and complains all of the time. Last but not least

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    The Devil and Tom Walker Theme Analysis Often, society is corrupt, and as a result, there are some people who try to change it through the use of satire. A satire is a literary device in which traditions, institutions and people are ridiculed with the purpose of improving society. Within the satire, “The Devil and Tom Walker,” Irving discusses and illustrates the themes of greed, religion and manipulation in order to improve society and teach the reader a moral life lesson. The first major concept

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    A satire is a writing technique used to point out and criticize social issues, usually through humorous forms. In the short story “The Devil in Tom Walker”, author Washington Irving addresses many social topics. He creates his story using the satire technique. Throughout the story Irving addresses these issues in various forms and ways. Three large social ideas that Irving criticises are organized religion, “white establishment”, and marriage. Through each issue his viewpoints are able to be seen

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    I chose “The Devil and Tom Walker” for my fictional story. (The plot is below.) The story begins by showing you the background of the story, and describing how miserly Mr. and Mrs. Walker are. Then it shows Tom talking to “Old Scratch” (The Devil), who then offers Tom all the treasure of Capt. Kidd, for a few conditions. Tom goes home to think about the offer, where his wife tells him to take the offer. After many fights on the subject she goes to make the bargain herself, the devil tells her to

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    In the story, “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving, the artist ridicules elements of human nature and society. This is called satire and is used commonly throughout the story. Irving criticizes three aspects of society in the story. The three aspects are religious types, the white establishment, and the institution of marriage. The first aspect of society being criticized by Irving is the institution of marriage. In the story, Tom and his wife argue continuously and can never get along

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    in the Devil and Tom Walker and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as greedy. Irving shows concern for America by placing stories in uniquely American moments. In this essay I will prove through passages and quotes from Irving’s stories that he shows his love for America in his stories and portrays some characters as greedy in the two stories. The historical settings of these stories is made apparent by the use of elements common to the revolutionary era. In The Devil and Tom Walker when Irving

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    movements. They are a major part in today’s literature. The story The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving is a story about a man who is conflicted with the devil and he and his wife search for wealth. The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe is a short but mind twisting story about the plague of the Red Death, and people trying to use wealth to hide themselves from it. Another amazing short story would be The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benét which is inspired by Irving’s

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