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. Tom regrets what he has done and tries to become a more religious man, he thinks that doing this will turn his life around for the better and wipe away his terrible past decision.
"We find for the defendant, Jabez Stone. "(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.
They don’t know who is doing it, but they are thankful. 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.
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
Both stories deal with the idea that people are not good and more accurately are evil. 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.
Some may say that George made mistakes too. Yes, George made mistakes such as telling Lennie to hit Curley, but none of his mistakes caused deaths. Furthermore, he didn’t have a disability. Lennie’s disabilities and innocence was what differed the effect of their mistakes. George made an excellent decision by killing Lennie.
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 does not care about this though he only wants Procter to confess to secure his own reputation and so his authority does not go into question. This as well as most of the actions that took place during the trials shows how corrupt Danforth was and that all the people who died in the name of the “law” really died to secure Danforth’s own idea of