There are several similarities and differences between The Devil and Tom Walker and The Devil and Daniel Webster including the depiction of the devil, the role of religion, and the resolution. *paragraph* *topic*In both of these stories the devil was a dark man, he smiled after each deal to steal their souls was made, he was after each of their souls, and he previously took the souls of others(Irving, 1824, pages 3 and 4)(Benet, 1936, page 12). Both Jabez Stone and Tom Walker were not safe from the devil due to their religious status. The devil was able to make a deal with each of them because they did not have their religion to keep them safe from the devil(Irving, 1824, page 3)(Benet, 1936, page 12). In the end of each story the devil kept his promise and came to them expecting to take their souls, but
In the "Devil and Tom Walker", written by Washington Irving, and " The Devil and Daniel Webster", written by Steven Vincent Benet, the endings or resolutions of the stories are comparable. In " The Devil and Tom Walker", Tom sold his soul to the devil. He then was kind of nervous about it, bu to spite his wife he did it anyway. When he didn't complete what the devil asked of him, his wife went into the forest and sold her soul.
"(Benet, 1936, p. 20). When Jabez Stone sold his soul to the devil, he was prosperous and had better motives than Tom. Jabez wanted to assist his family and become unlucky, so in resolving this, he sold his soul to the devil. When the time had come for the devil to take Jabez Stone, he went and got help from Daniel Webster. Daniel
Some people may say that light will always have an opposite, darkness. Someone will always have a selfish desire that ends up hurting other people. In Frankenstein, he approaches the old man, who is blind, and confesses to him that he is the one who has been doing all of the nice deeds for the family. He asks for the comfort of their home and not to be afraid of him. The rest of the family comes home and sees the huge, scary creature with their father.
First, in the story, “The Devil and Tom Walker”, Tom was full of greed and that is what motivated him to sell his soul to the devil. When the devil came upon him, he was proposed to exchange his soul in return for wealth. Tom first refused this offer because he did not want to share anything with his termagant wife. This can be seen when the author states, “However Tom might have felt
The townspeople of Milford learn this just before Parson Hooper dies and he explains they are all wearing a black veil and that no one is righteous. Goodman Brown learns this first hand when he goes to the woods to make a deal with the devil, and sees who he believes to be the most righteous of the town; only to discover they are just as evil and impure as the rest of the world. "My Faith is gone!" cried he, after one stupefied moment. "There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil!
Lennie’s disabilities and innocence was what differed the effect of their mistakes. George made an excellent decision by killing Lennie. If he hadn’t killed Lennie, the future consequences could have been greater. Killing Lennie was a way to hide his disability, while preventing torture for both of
To some he can be described as a Hero Archetype and to others a Rebel Archetype. From reading my paper you can tell that I think he is both archetypes. I can relate to Proctor in some ways because in the end Proctor became truthful and confessed to everything that he had done. Although he had confessed to the truth people tried to shun him and make him feel even worse for what he did. Instead of Proctor getting his name on the church doors he wanted to die to save his good name.
In “The Devil and Daniel Webster”, Jabez Stone and Daniel Webster defeat the devil. As a result, the devil became powerless and Daniel Webster kicked him out of the front door of Stone’s house with his box tightly under his arm. The significance to the box that Old Scratch put people who have sold their souls to him in it. When their time was up they become moth-like people when this is done. Unlike Tom Walker, Jabez Stone went through a trial.
Danforth: Judge, Jury, and Executioner Judge Danforth’s position in the crucible is the Judge assigned to the proceedings of the Salem witch trials. Instead of treating this immense responsibility with the respect and restraint that is needed, Danforth abused his power by betraying the people of Salem and the Law. He did not listen to the people of Salem defending themselves before inevitably being sent to death; and he cared more about his reputation and the law than he did about peoples’ lives. Danforth was a ruthless power over the people of Salem he demanded respect for himself and the court; and nothing was more important than that.
John Proctor died to protect his honor and the honors of the others that died but his death did just the opposite because he forfeited his treasured honor by becoming one of the hanged. Reverend Hale tried to warn him of this even till the point when he was hung. Hale screamed out, “Shall the dust praise him [Proctor]? Shall the worms declare his [Proctor’s] truth?”(Miller 134). Proctor’s death was meant to preserve his name, but he ultimately lost his life.
He had to learn how to play the devil and become smarter than him. The devil took many things away from Tom, but he didn’t let that stop him. This story gave a great lesson, and really brings out the greatness in Irving’s writing. The way Irving writes really portrays the characters with much description really brings them to life.
In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, John Proctor is the most admirable person. Though he did make a mistake by committing adultery, he is still a very honest man. During all of the hysteria, he did his best to make sure he did not feed into any of the nonsense going on. Once he was involuntarily involved in the witch trials, ultimately in the end, he still stayed true to himself. Near the end of the play, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor’s wife, is accused of being a witch by Abigail Williams and the other girls.
The Devil and Tom Walker is a short story published in 1824 by Washington Irving. The story takes place during 1724 in the colony of Massachusetts when Tom Walker, who is a greedy miser, happens to meet an old lumberjack in the nearby swamp. This lumberjack is known as Old Scratch and offers Tom immense wealth, specifically the treasure of Kidd the Pirate, in exchange for Tom’s soul. Tom initially needs time to ponder the offer, but eventually accepts it after his wife dies trying to fulfill the deal herself. Tom lives his whole life as an usurer, while still being just as cheap as he was, eventually getting taken by Old Scratch and fulfilling his end of the bargain.
These two stories fear in very different ways, so it is fitting that they also use different methods to question morality. “Young Goodman Brown” conclusion, of the story, begins when he finds himself alone in the forest. As if he has just awakened from a dream what he experienced in the forest whether they were dreams or reality changes his life. He is now suspicious of everyone, just as the Puritans of real-life salem were when they participated in a witch hunt that was the result of the execution. And in “The Lottery” Shirley Jackson conclusion, is the use of symbolism, “the lottery” is evident, the Shirley Jackson indirectly implicates the truth of “the lottery” through names, objects, and setting.