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Then he said to them Watch out Be on your guard against all kinds of greed a mans life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions There is a great destruction from greed and temptation as exemplified in this story The Author of The Devil and Tom Walker shows greed and temptation through the Walkers marriage the relation- ship between Toms wife and the devil and Tom and the devils deal Irving showed greed through the Walkers miserable marriage by claiming that they even conspired to cheat one another Whatever the woman lay hands on she hid away Tom and his wife were so hateful to one another and very selfish When Tom decided to tell his wife about the devils bargain she was determined to drive the bargain on her own account and if she succeeded she would plan to keep all the gain for herself If Tom or his wife had something he or she would keep for himself or herself Greed can be seen in the Walkers marriage by their actions towards one another Toms wife has a lot of temptation for the devils deal She spoke something of a black man whom she had met about twilighthe was sulky however and would not come to terms she was to go again with a propesition offering but what it was she forbore to say pg 177 Tom told his wife about the deal she decided she would take things into her own hands She was missing for many days so Tom went to look for her because he wanted back his belongings she had taken As Tom found his wife he seized the checked apron but woeful sight found nothing but a heart and liver tied up pg178 Toms wifes deal with the devil obviously had not
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