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  • The devil and tom walker

    2. 2. Characters <ul><li>Tom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very miserly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suspicious </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tom’s Wife </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miserly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Termagant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yelled and hit Tom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hid things from him </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Tom heads home <ul><li>Tom takes a shortcut across what? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Like most shortcuts, it was an ill chosen route” Pg.351 </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Imagery <ul><ul><li>Imagery (What is it?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The swamp was thickly grown with great gloomy pines and hemlock, some of them ninety feet high, which made it dark at noonday, and a retreat for all of the owls of the neighborhood.” </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Imagery
    6. 6. Tom takes a rest <ul><li>Where does Tom rest? </li></ul><ul><li>An old Indian stronghold. Pg. 352 </li></ul><ul><li>What does Tom uncover with his walking stick? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… a cloven skull, with an Indian tomahawk buried deep in it…” Pg 352 </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Tom meets someone <ul><li>What did this man look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… great black man…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… the stranger was neither Negro nor Indian.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… dressed in a rude half-Indian garb…” </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Tom meets someone <ul><ul><li>More Imagery Fun!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… his face was neither black or copper-color, but swarthy and dingy, and begrimed with soot. As if he had been accustomed to toil among fires and forges.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shaggy black hair, red eyes, and an ax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you find more imagery? </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. They talk a bit <ul><li>Who’s forest is this? </li></ul><ul><li>Deacon Peabody </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Look yonder, and see how Deacon Peabody is fairing.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“… behold one of the great trees, fair and flourishing without, but rotten to the core,…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does that mean? </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Symbolism <ul><li>Symbolism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A symbol is something that represents or suggests something else. It usually is something abstract. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do the trees symbolize? Pg. 353 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ He’s just ready for burning!” </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. What’s my name? <ul><li>“ I go by various names…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I amuse myself by presiding at the persecutions of Quakers and Anabaptists; I am the great patron and prompter of slave dealers, and the grand master of the Salem witches.” </li></ul>
    12. 12. What’s my name? <ul><li>Old Scratch </li></ul><ul><li>Who is he? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your view of the Devil? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Gold? <ul><li>Who has buried gold in the area? </li></ul><ul><li>The pirate Kidd </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the deal Tom is offered? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does he get? What does he have to give? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tom wants proof. What does he get? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A fingerprint burned on his forehead. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Bad News or Good News? <ul><li>Why was the news about Crowninshield’s death from his wife important? Pg. 354-355 </li></ul><ul><li>How does his wife react to the his story? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does he decide not to make the deal? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Bad News or Good News <ul><li>“… he was determined not to do so to oblige his wife; so he flatly refused, out of mere spirit of contradiction.” </li></ul><ul><li>What does she decide to do herself? Did it work? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Bad News or Good News? <ul><li>What did she bring with her the second time around? </li></ul><ul><li>“… the silver teapot and spoons, and every portable article of value.” </li></ul><ul><li>Tom looked for her and found what? </li></ul>
    17. 17. Bad News or Good News? <ul><li>What happened to her? </li></ul><ul><li>Any proof? Pg. 356 What was around the base of the tree? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Old Scratch must have had a tough time of it!” Meaning? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Lets make a deal! <ul><li>The one condition for the deal </li></ul><ul><li>“… he (Old Scratch) insisted that the money found through his means should be employed in his service” Pg. 356 What does this mean? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Lets make a deal! <ul><li>What does Tom refuse to do? Why is that funny? </li></ul><ul><li>Tom agrees to be a usurer? What is that? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ You shall extort bonds, foreclose mortgages, drive the merchants to bankruptcy” </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Open For Business <ul><li>Where does Tom open up his business? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of people come to him? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of people are these guys? </li></ul>
    21. 21. Open for Business <ul><li>Was Tom doing well? </li></ul><ul><li>Avarice? </li></ul><ul><li>Vainglory? </li></ul><ul><li>Parsimony? </li></ul>
    22. 22. Change of Heart? <ul><li>Tom is now older and starts to worry about death. Why? </li></ul><ul><li>He becomes a “violent churchgoer” </li></ul><ul><li>He was a “…censurer of his neighbors, and seemed to think every sin entered up to their account became a credit on his own side of the page” Pg. 358 </li></ul>
    23. 23. Change of heart? <ul><li>Wants to start persecuting Quakers and Anabaptists again. </li></ul><ul><li>Carried a small bible in his pocket </li></ul>
    24. 24. Change of Heart <ul><li>Kept a large one on his work desk </li></ul><ul><li>Kept his horse ready at all times so he could”…give his old friend a run for it.” Why? </li></ul>
    25. 25. Be careful what you say… <ul><li>What is the land-jobber trying to do? </li></ul><ul><li>“ You have made so much money out of me.” </li></ul><ul><li>What were the words that did Tom in? </li></ul>
    26. 26. Be careful what you say <ul><li>“ The Devil take me if I have made a farthing!” </li></ul><ul><li>What happened? </li></ul><ul><li>“… never was a sinner taken more unawares.” Page 359 </li></ul>
    27. 27. There’s always a lesson <ul><li>What happened to Tom’s stuff? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… his bonds and mortgages were found reduced to cinders.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold and silver were turned into wood chips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His horses died and his house burnt down </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. There’s always a lesson <ul><ul><li>“ Let all griping money brokers lay this story to heart.” Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The very hole under the oak trees whence he dug Kidd’s money is to be seen to this day; and the neighboring swamp and old Indian fort are often haunted in stormy nights…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why is this part here? Why not end at Tom being taken or after his stuff disappears? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moral? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Textbook Sherman, Marilyn, and James Dedes. Reading Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell, 1990. Print.