Tom In Washington Irving's The Devil And Tom Walker

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In Washington Irving’s “The Devil and Tom Walker”, Irving characterizes Tom as selfish man that only cares about himself. In the beginning of the story, Tom decides to take a shortcut through a swamp where he encounters the devil asking to make a deal. When he arrived home, Tom shares to his wife about the hidden treasure mentioned by the devil, which encourages his wife to make a deal with the devil herself and take all the portable article of value as an offering. After his wife’s extensive disappearance, he decides to search for her but only discovers his wife’s organs Instead of worrying about mysterious disappearance, Tom is most concerned about the loss of his items when he whispers to himself, “‘Let us get hold of the property... we
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