Character Analysis

Old Scratch

Old Scratch is the guise for the Devil, who appears in "The Devil and Tom Walker'' as a dark-skinned man. Readers are told, however, that he...

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Tom Walker

Tom Walker is considered one of Washington Irving's least likeable characters. As described by Geoffrey Crayon, he is eccentric and miserly....

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Other Characters

The Devil
See Old Scratch

Tom's Wife
Tom's wife is a tall "termagant" woman, one who is fierce of...

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