The Devil and Tom Walker Characters

  • Tom Walker, a miserable miser who makes a deal with the devil.
  • Tom's wife, a similarly miserly woman, who dies while attempting to make a bargain with the devil.
  • Old Scratch, the devil, who offers Tom the treasure buried by the pirate Captain Kidd.
  • Captain Kidd, a pirate rumored to have buried his treasure in the swamp outside Boston.
  • Geoffrey Crayon, the narrator.

Old Scratch

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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

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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

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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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