Captain Kidd: Plot Summary

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Plot Summary Captain Kidd is the first character to be introduced in the story. He buried his ill-gotten wealth in the swamp near Boston. The swamp itself is described as dismal swamp meaning it was a source of dejection. Old scratch, which is a devil in this story, guarded the immorally acquired buried treasure. However, after Kidd burying his money, he was arrested in Boston and later killed in England for his offenses. He never enjoyed his buried wealth. Tom Walker is the main character in the story. He is mean. Tom lived near the swamp with his wife who was abusive and greedy like him. On his way home one evening, he passed through the marsh. The devil talked to him and explained how the swamp land was his property. Trees had some names…show more content…
His greedy wife was willing tom to strike a deal with a devil. Tom didn 't agree. His wife decided to get the devil herself. She went to the swamp several times but returned home unsuccessful. One day, she went to get the devil, and she was killed. When Tom learned about her death, he felt free that he could sell his soul. He sold his soul to the devil and became wealthy that he could give mortgages to the people. Later, the devil came for him, and he disappeared. Choices that author chose in writing the story development Washington Irving is the author of The Devil and Tom Walker. This author conveys that all things with good impression can be used as a tool to deceive. The author achieves this by using a right set of the story. The author also creates a perfect atmosphere of the story at hand. In the beginning, the author gives a reader the precise details which can be used to predict the topic as well as the development of the story. The author has also used the sequence of events in a way to make the audience keener and understanding. He describes each character in a manner that the reader identifies with the ease that they are: characteristics and their original ethos in the story development. An example is Tom who is depicted to be greedy and secrecy. Tom’s wife is not an exception as well as she is well portrayed as an abusive and greedy character who goes to the devil in a motive of gaining
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