Differences Between The Devil And Tom Walker

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Washington Irving wrote “The Devil and Tom Walker” in 1824. The story is set in 1727 near Boston, Massachusetts and features Tom Walker, Mrs. Walker and a mysterious character known as Old Scratch. Tom Walker has many conflicts throughout the story with his wife, himself and the choices that he makes. Washington Irving uses this story to reflect on the superstitions and beliefs of the time period while also revealing the materialistic nature of the 1820s.

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