The Devil and Tom Walker Retold Tom Walker was on his way to his home in the big city of Boston, MA. He was headed home from a busy and stressful day of work. On his way, Tom started feeling reluctant about going home. He knew as soon as he had gotten home, his wife would start whining and complaining. Tom was miserable with his wife because all they did was fight and argue. Instead of going straight home, Tom decided to take a little detour. As he was driving, Tom noticed a path he’d never seen before, so he decided to go down the path. Once on the path, the sky suddenly turned dark. While Tom was driving, he came to a point on the path that was blocked by a tree. Tom got out of his car to remove the fallen tree from the path. Attempting to pick up the tree, Tom notices something carved into the bark. Hand-carved into the bark of the tree was the name “John”. Tom read the name multiple times in his head before coming to the conclusion that it was his co-worker. Suddenly there was a rustle in the bushes and out of the darkness Tom heard a voice. “Who goes there?” says …show more content…
Things do not go well for her and she never returns. As life goes on for Tom he does become extremely wealthy by the deal he and the devil made. Tom now works for the devil. One day Tom has a customer named Roy. Roy becomes furious with Tom’s prices and refuses to buy it. Once Roy leaves, the sky turns dark and Tom gets scared. He goes to lock the doors in his office because he knows what is about to happen. Tom’s end of the deal was to sell insurance at ridiculous prices and every customer must buy the insurance. With Roy leaving without purchasing the insurance, Tom had failed. Now the devil has come to take Tom’s soul. As Tom turns to run, he is paralyzed and cannot move. The floor of the building opens up and two gigantic hands ascend and drag Tom down to Hell. No one ever sees or hears from Tom
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Although Tom’s being sold marked a significant turning point in Tom’s family relations, Tom’s being sold overall did not mark a turning point in his religion or in his treatment, in that before and after his being sold, Tom was a devout Christian, and in that before and after his being sold, Tom was treated relatively well. Tom’s being sold marked a significant turning point in Tom’s family relations. Firstly, before he was sold, Tom lived with his family at the Shelby farm. Tom had a wife, called Aunt Chloe, and children.
Billy chooses a good starting point for his hounds, and they quickly catch their first coon of the night. Then, as they chase another, a blizzard comes. The men have all decided to come back, when suddenly they hear the sound of the dogs. When they arrive at the tree, they see that Billy's grandfather is missing. They go back and find him, unconscious and with a twisted ankle.
Literature has been around for many ages. There are many different types of literature fro. many different times. The way people write has changed throughout the years. American literature is commonly talk about because it is well liked, although sometimes it can be hard to understand if you are currently a student.
In the short story titled The Devil And Tom Walker,Washington Irving explains that no matter how hard life is going to never sell our soul. For instance, Tom wanted to save his wife but in ordinary to save her Tom had to sell his soul. Irving’s asserts that walker had to sell his store to save his wife from dying. The author’s purpose is to convince that the audience should should never sell their soul no matter the situation. The author writes in an serious tone for the audience to realize that selling out isn’t the right thing to do.
Tom’s change of character demonstrates the effects of his epiphany on the ledge. Presumably Tom will meet up with his wife and this final action shows how his values in life have changed for what truly makes him happy. As a result of nearly dying for a worthless piece of paper Tom realizes that it is his wife who he most cares about. Tom gives up what he possess for his wife; the one he cares for. In incorporating the main character’s epiphany into “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”, Jack Finney portrays that life’s most important values come through love and cared ones in place of
Ol’ Tom Robinson could not believe the crazy twist and turn of events that had got him here, A web of lies, left him speechless. Could things get any worse? He sat and thought to himself.. Could a young widowed father maintain his broken family, and get poor Mr. Robinson back home?
In both “The Devil and Daniel Webster and “The Devil and Tom Walker, they both came face to face with the devil. They had different strategies on how to confront the devil. In the two short stories, the resolution, the depictions of the devil, and the role of religion or the saving grace are the similar and different things. The main idea of both stories is the resolution of what had happened to Daniel and Tom.
Tom Walker comes across the devil when walking through the woods on his way home. The devil reels Tom Walker in by speaking of money hidden away, the devil tells Tom Walker he can help him obtain the money on certain terms. We know Tom Walker is greedy because on page three hundred and fourteen, lines seventeen through twenty two, "...there lived near this place a meager, miserly fellow, the name of Tom Walker. He had a wife as miserly as himself: they even conspired to cheat each other. ..
Tom thinks about how if he dies, the only thing in his pocket will be a sheet of paper with calculations and observations about a grocery story. He thinks about how to the people that find him, it will mean nothing. He thinks to himself, “Contents of the dead man’s pockets, he thought with a sudden fierce anger, a wasted life.” (p 123) He realizes that he has wasted his life focusing on things that are not important.
Tom went from being a miserable kid ignoring his past to a man who have reach peace of mind and tries to understand his past. After being injured and sent to a hospital, this allowed him to reflect. Shortly after leaving, he encounters a bear then engages in a bear hunt. During his bear hunt, he meets the All-mother which causes him to change, making it become the catalyst for the change. This encounter brings peace to Thomas’s mind and allows him to reflect his past with ease.
He suffers every unfair thing and never complain those things. When he listens Mr.Shelby decide to sell them to repay the debt, his wife Aunt Croly says “Under the altar the souls in shouted, they begged god revenge for them. “angrily. But Tom still pray and believe one sentence “The holy book says, pray for those who treat you