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? Why? • What supernatural or surprising events are employed by Washington Irving? Are these happenings believable?