this quote demonstrates how Tom thought he could out-smart the Devil, thinking he can do what he wanted to do without any consquences.
He also felt guilty for all the things he was doing, as well, because of the temptation the Devil had brought upon him.
In the short story "The Devil & Tom Walker" by Washington Irving, the main character's fate is hell because of his wrong decisions in life, accepting a deal with the devil for earthly benefits.
Irving reinforces his message about not making decisions that may damn your soul with the use of literary elements and figurative language.
Can you imagine yourself locked up in a room with no doors?
Similar to a room with no doors, there is no way out of hell if it was one's destiny.Elisa Macias Period 2 The Devil And Tom Walker In the short story "The Devil and Tom Walker", Washington Irving retells the classic tale of a man named Tom Walker who sells his soul to the Devil for money.Irving emphasizes towards his audience that greed has consquences.He knew there was no getting out of selling his soul, theres no going back, and this can refer to the old saying " the love of money is the root to all evil". The Narrator said "..made money hand over hand, became a richy and mighty man, and exalted his cocked hat upon 'change'.He built himself, a vast house, out of ostentatious, but left the greater part of it unfinished and unfurnished"(250).Tom Walker is a lonely man because he is greedy, miserly, and mean.Tom Walker is a greedy man because he always wants more money.The antagonist in the story is described with a lonely mood.The mood allows the reader to interject himself in the story.He represented the temptation that was within Tom Walker.The narrator says "Tom had a lurking dread that the devil, after all, would have his due"(250).