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“The Devil and Tom Walker” : Themes Greed Hypocrisy Moral Corruption Tom is offered Tom refuses to Tom is presented wealth beyond become a slave as an individual his wildest trader on moral who has always dreams. grounds, but has been morally At first, Tom no problem corrupt. He is doesn’t want to making a profit described as a take the deal by impoverishing “meager, miserly because he would others. fellow” and his have to share his Tom is insists “house and fortune with his that people keep inmates had wife. to their end of the altogether a bad Tom “was not a bargain with him, name”. man to stick at yet he tries to get Tom engages in a trifles when out of his with pact with the money was in the devil. devil. view”. Tom displays In acquiring great As a money religious wealth, Tom feels lender: “In hypocrisy, that the end proportion to the because his heart justifies the distress of the is not into his means. applicant was the new belief in His conversion to hardness of his God. religion is made terms”. Tom denies that for the sake of his When he he has made a own personal becomes wealthy, penny from an interest rather he refuses to “unlucky land- than his faith in furnish his house speculator for God. and properly feed whom he had his horses. professed the He denies his greatest greed: “The devil friendship”. take me if I have made a farthing”.
"“The Devil and Tom Walker” Themes"