Symbols in The Devil and Tom Walker
The symbols throughout “The Devil and Tom Walker” help demonstrate the characters’ internal landscape and foreshadow their eventual demise. For example, the shortcut Tom takes through the swamp symbolizes the shortcuts he takes in life and how these shortcuts lead to his damnation.
Symbols Examples in The Devil and Tom Walker:
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"his great house took fire..." See in text (Text of the Story)
"Like most short-cuts, it was an ill-chosen route..." See in text (Text of the Story)