The Devil And Tom Walker Character Analysis

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Washington Irving’s “The Devil and Tom Walker” shows how one's morals may be blinded by greed, temptations, and hypocrisy. Greed blinded Tom’s morals because he wanted money and power and would do anything for it. This is shown in the story when it says Tom leaped with joy because Tom found his wife’s apron and thought it had valuables in it. This shows that Tom cared more about money than he cared about his own wife’s safety and life. Another thing that blinds Tom from his morals is temptations. Temptations blinded Tom many time throughout the story including when Tom is offered riches from the devil “Old Scratch” and is interested even though he would have to do something for the devil. This shows us that his greed for money tempted him to
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