The Devil and Tom Walker

The Devil and Tom Walker
Page 105-112
Post-Reading Questions
• What is important about the title?
• What are the conflicts in "The Devil and Tom
Walker"? What types of conflict (physical,
moral, intellectual, or emotional) do you see?
• How does Irving reveal character in "The Devil
and Tom Walker“ (is it direct characterization
or indirect)?
• What are some themes in the story? How do
they relate to the plot and characters?
Post-Reading Questions Cont’d.
• Is Tom Walker consistent in his actions? Is he a
fully developed character? How? Why?
• Do you find the characters likable? Are the
characters persons you would want to meet?
• Discuss some of the symbols in "The Devil and
Tom Walker.“
• Does the story end the way you expected? How?
• What supernatural or surprising events are
employed by Washington Irving? Are these
happenings believable?
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