The Devil And Tom Walker Devil Analysis

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The stories of Young Goodman Brown and The Devil and Tom Walker, both include very similar signs and amounts of symbolism in them yet both have their own special meanings to it. The Devil and Tom Walker includes signs of greed, as well as a completely different form of devil. Young Goodman Brown also includes a form of devil however; symbolism is more focused on innocence vs. evil. Besides having numerous amounts of different symbolisms, still both contain a devil and some form of temptation. The story of The Devil and Tom Walker begins by explaining the life of Tom and his wife, giving us a preview of how their lives are and what it consists of. Tom and his wife are very greedy and miserly types of people. Greed is mainly exposed throughout this story through many forms of symbolism which brings us to our first symbol, greed. Tom encounters the devil in an Indian forest and offers Tom an agreement to allow him to take the treasure of Kidd the pirate in exchange for his soul, but Tom denies the offer. When finally arrived home, at first he didn’t want his wife to know about the meet but instead decides to tell her anyways. Her greediness sparked up by the mention of wealth. According to Washington Irving in The Devil and Tom Walker, “Tom might have felt disposed to sell himself to the devil; he was determined not to do so to oblige his wife” (Irving 6). He basically turned down the…show more content…
They do however represent many signs of symbolism embedded in them. The story of The Devil and Tom Walker represents more greed to an individual self and the devil portrays temptation. The story of Young Goodman Brown is focused on the representation of innocence as well as the reliance of religiousness to defeat evil. Both have relations such as the devil, but although both these stories may contain similar amounts of symbolism, each and every aspect of it may be different from the
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