Irony in The Devil and Tom Walker
Irving uses irony in order to criticize the backwards moral makeup of New England society. Usurers like Tom and the corrupt buccaneer, Absalom Crowninshield, are rewarded for their sinful actions with wealth and power.
Irony Examples in The Devil and Tom Walker:
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""The devil take me," said he, "if I have made a farthing!"..." See in text (Text of the Story)
"the more resolute was Tom not to be damned to please her...." See in text (Text of the Story)
"Absalom Crowninshield, the rich buccaneer...." See in text (Text of the Story)