Examples Of Greed In The Devil And Tom Walker

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In the story “The Devil and Tom Walker” Irving is warning people to not be greedy and to not fall into temptation. In the book Tom is very greedy and miserly and later sells his soul to the devil. “Tom’s eagerness to the quick, and prepared him to agree to anything rather than not gain the promised treasure” (Miller 328). Tom really wants to get the treasure and is willing to do anything the devil wants to get it because he just wants wealth and material things. “He thought with regret on the bargain he had made with his black friend” (Miller 330). Tom is regretting his decision to sell his soul, but he was already to far into temptation and too far in with the devil that there was nothing for him to do to get away from the devil. Based on

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