How Does Washington Irving Use Satire In The Devil And Tom Walker

420 Words2 Pages

In the short story “the devil and Tom walker” written by Washington Irving, he likes to poke fun at marriages. Irving uses the marriage of Tom and his wife as an example of how much he looks down upon marriages. Irving uses satire to criticize the existence of marriage and people who marry. Through observing the walkers, Irving demonstrates the way he sees marriage in a negative way, Tom won’t sell his soul and he even feels he should cheat, as well as at the end his wife is missing and he becomes happy about it and praises the person who did this.
“the devil and Tom walker” Irving lets the readers know that Tom doesn't have the greatest marriage and he tends to revert against this in his actions. For example on page 19 “he had a wife so

Open Document