Character Analysis: The Devil In Tom Walker

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devil. The characters in this tale were motivated by their own selfish desires. Little did they know selling your soul to the devil has its perks, but you may end up getting hurt or losing something. In “The Devil in Tom Walker” by Washington Irving Tom was motivated by greed to sell his soul. This was shown in the passage when he said, “Equad, I'll charge 4”! Tom saying that demonstrates the more money he charges the more money he gets. He was also motivated by his wife disappearing. When she was alive he rejected the devils offer, but when she disappeared he went on ahead with the offer. His lack of affection and greed was clear when he went to look for his wife and said, “We will endeavor to do without that women” and “Cultivate
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