Tom Walker: Tom Walker is a meager, hard-minded, and miserly man. He lives with his wife and suffers through daily arguments with her. Tom and his wife are similar in their miserly attitudes. Old Scratch:The devil represents moral sin and seeks to corrupt others. In this respect, he uses Tom Walker's ambition for his own .
The story begins with an introduction. Tom walker, and his wife are described as misery and bitter towards each other.The couple even goes as far as hiding money from each other.
MOOD & TONE
Tom walker is approached by the devil to make a deal with him. The devil offers him pirate kidd's treasure which is buried nearby. This will make him very wealthy.
Tom becomes very wealthy but begins to worry about his soul. It is clear that he regrets his deal and tries to repent by reading the Bible and attending church, but he remains in his nefarious business. Then one day, he hears three loud knocks at his door!The devil arrived to collect his due: Tom's soul.
My reaction to “The Devil and Tom Walker”, I thought the story was a very good one and I enjoyed it a lot. I enjoyed it because it shows what greed can do to somebody and what happens if you are a greedy person. I thought it was pretty sad when Tom”s wife died because she wanted to make a deal with the Devil, I felt bad for Tom even though him and his wife never really got along.
TONE: Dark, Suspensful, and deppressing ......Mood: gloomy and mysterious