Examples Of Greed In The Devil And Tom Walker

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In “The Devil and Tom Walker” written by Washington Irving, there's many themes that give to the story such as extreme greed and selfishness. Irving tried to express that material wealth truly don’t satisfy a person's life. I define greed as an intense or selfish desire for something. When someone is greedy they only care about obtaining things such as money, or fame. They don’t think through the choices that may or may not cause a lifetime of regret. Tom Walker is a great example of someone who ruined their life with the bad choices he made just for material things. This specific story, the consequence of choosing greed ruined Tom's life and his legacy. The devil approached Tom twice with the same offer of wealth and fortune. The first time

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