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  • Tone: Suspense, Curiosity, Mystery. The true story of what happened to Tom Walker’s wife is unclear, making the tone unsure, with a lingering mystery. The last place where he saw his wife was at his house. She was left in the barn.
  • Word Choice: “...He looked up, and beheld a bundle tied in a checked apron, and hanging in the branches of a tree, with a great vulture perched hard by, as if keeping watch upon it.” We chose these for word choice because they're mysterious words that contribute to the tone we chose.
  • Word Choice: Uneasy, another night, elapsed, never heard of, nobody knows, lost, nowhere. This description of him helps put meaning to the story. We chose these words for imagery because when reading that sentence you can clearly imagine it.
  • Style: The narrator uses specific word choice and included multiple sides of the tale to show more than one part in the story. The author shows a lot of imagery and description. We noticed that a lot of different things were happening in the book at once and we think that the author's writing style is the reason for that.
  • Theme: The theme of greed is continuous throughout, that Tom’s wife would rather risk her life, for the treasure that could have come out of this deal. The theme of greed was obvious to us as tom walker sold his soul for money and his wife risked her life for a treasure.
  • Theme Relating to the Puritans: The theme of Tom Walker greatly relates to the Puritan literary time period. The Puritans had strong values that believed everything was to God, and everything they did must be in moderation. They believed greed was a sin. Tom Walker was blinded with greed, and instead of finding his way in with God, he used God to find his way out. The Puritans would have believed in the conspirators, and would have wanted to put Tom Walker to death for making deals with the devil. The things that Abby accused people of doing, was exactly like what Tom Walker did.
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