Essays Tagged: "Tom Walker"

Describes the concept of evil that Washington Irving uses in his literary work THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

Evil In "The Devil and Tom Walker"The concept of evil in the short story "The Devil and Tom Walker" can be shown in many wa ... "The Devil and Tom Walker" can be shown in many ways, by Irvings' symbolism. In the short story, " Tom Walker" symbolizes all of mankind by portraying him as being "sinful" and evil. When there is an ... uitous in many writings.Some people would do anything to obtain wealth. In the story, The Devil and Tom Walker, Tom Walker did just that. Set in the New England region of the United States, around 172 ...

(1 pages) 76 0 3.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Washington Irving, comparing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and !The Devil and Tom Walker"

ings in his literary career. His works include The Sketchbook, A History of New York, The Devil and Tom Walker, and Rip Van Winkle. Despite all of these well known works, Irving never won any awards. ... ving never won any awards. Irving's short stories are The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Devil and Tom Walker.The first semblance in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Devil and Tom Walker is that n ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Research paper comparing Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker" and Stephen Vincent Benet's "The Devil and Daniel Webster"

Human Intent and the Aftermath of ItWashington Irving, in writing 'The Devil and Tom Walker', and Stephen VincentBenet, in writing 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' illustrate to the r ... imilar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent andmotive.In 'The Devil and Tom Walker', the story is seen of a stingy man and his naggingwife who '...were so miserly that they ... l with the devil, who in the story is known as 'OldScratch', for the sole purpose of personal gain. Tom Walker, seeing only the possiblewealth that he could achieve, bargains with the devil and finall ...

(6 pages) 102 0 3.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In Washington Irving's short story "The Devil and Tom Walker", explain the how and why: Tom is a conventional character with no individuality.

In Washington Irving's short story "The Devil and Tom Walker", the author depicts the main character as a very stereotypical character with little ind ... the author depicts the main character as a very stereotypical character with little individuality. Tom's actions are easily predicted and his eventual downfall is used to illustrate the story's moral ... joyfully snatches her apron down from a tree, supposing it to contain the household valuables. When Tom opens the apron and finds a heart and liver, he is not horrified as most people would be if they ...

(2 pages) 63 0 2.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving, and "The Man in the Black Suit" by Stephen King Comparison

takes in many stories. Two famous stories that deal with this fearsome creature are "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving, and "The Man in the Black Suit" by Stephen King. Both suggest that ... e corrupted heart; while King signifies the Devil also take interest in innocents.In "The Devil and Tom Walker," Tom Walker is a corrupted and greedy man, but, he is just a poor farmer who could only ...

(3 pages) 31 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Theme Behind the Name

in his stories and this can be seen in the names he gives to his characters. In Irving's "Devil and Tom Walker," Deacon Peabody was wealthy and was seen as an "eminent man." (p.353) The title attached ... ctionary.com) In the story, the rich buccaneer, Absalom Crowninshield dies also and the devil tells Tom that "he's just ready for burning," (p.353) which is probably for the vulgar ways he displayed h ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

COMPARISON; The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving and "The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benet

roughout American Literature, similarities can be found in works by various authors. "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving and "The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benet, illust ... r, that a man is only as good as his word. The devil upheld his end of the accord in "The Devil and Tom Walker" as well as in "The Devil and Daniel Webster." The works also shared similar outcomes, su ...

(1 pages) 21 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Devil And Tom Walker"

ht it to American soil by placing its setting during the late 1700's in New England. "The devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving contains many unrealistic events, stereotypes, and a few less ... events, stereotypes, and a few lessons and truths about life.Throughout the folktale "The Devil and Tom Walker" there are many unrealistic events. Most are related to the bargaining between Tom ...

(2 pages) 3475 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

WAS IRV

s on as happy as ever because he dint need his wife and she really never liked him at all Devil and tom walker In Devil and Tom Walker it is also apparent that he despises women. He writes that Tom an ... so fight. One day during his walk home he meets the devil and the devil makes an offer to him Later Tom gets home and since he saw the devil he thinks its so important That he tells his wife" bu ...

(2 pages) 384 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Devil And Tom Walker Vs. The Devil And Daniel Webster

"The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving had little relevance to "The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen B ... ke completely different directions.The stories grew in difference in the beginnings of the stories. Tom Walker never asked for help from the devil while Jabez Stone orally originated a trade with the ... ile Jabez Stone orally originated a trade with the devil for two cents. After the help of the devil Tom went off to become a wealthy conceited man with no human compassion and Jabez lived his life as ...

(1 pages) 6292 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Devil And Tom Walker

ads many of these tales, and his interest in rewriting them grows. One of his tales, "The Devil and Tom Walker," meets the criteria of a folk tale by portraying unrealistic events, featuring stereotyp ... istic events, featuring stereotyped characters, and teaching moral lessons. In "The Devil ad Tom Walker," Irving writes of occurrences unlikely to happen in the real word. For example, Tom meet ...

(2 pages) 1818 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

American Romanticism

ere may be whispers, that you hide your face under the consciousness of secret sin. "The Devil and Tom Walker"Old Scratch offers Tom Walker great sums of money in exchange for "certain conditions ... ness of secret sin. The next trait I have chosen is selfishness for the short story "the devil and tom walker" I chose this trait because in this short story there is a guy named tom walker and he is ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

First American Litterature

st American Literature StoriesIn the stories "Sinners in the hands of an angry god", "The devil and Tom Walker", "Young Goodman Brown", and "Bartleby the scrivener" the main characters are all faced w ... own choices and the choices of others."Sinners in the Hands of Angry God" relates to "The Devil and Tom Walker" because Tom Walker represents a man that has also strayed from his faith and his beliefs ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors