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    In Stephen Vincent Benet's fictional story " The Devil and Daniel Webster," Jabez Stone was an unlucky man sells his soul to the devil for the desperate need to provide for his family. However, in the fictional story "The Devil and Tom Walker," written by Washington Irving, Tom made a deal with the Devil out of greed. Yet, both "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and "The Devil and Tom Walker" were influenced by social values, which did not change drastically over the one hundred thirteen year time gap

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    Romanticism in “The Devil and Tom Walker” From the early 18th century through to the beginnings of the Civil War, a literary movement known as Romanticism emerged as the main style of writing in America. Characterized by a religious response to nature, self-interest, and a fascination with the supernatural, Romanticism replaced the Enlightenment period writing style, inspiring an idealistic attitude among people. Washington Irving, an influential author of the Romantic period, wrote “The Devil and Tom Walker”

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    mandated in the constitution by the founding fathers of the new nation. The American dream stated that every United States citizen should have equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination and initiative1. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson, illustrated the true nature of reaching the American dream and the legacy of Enlightenment thought through the opportunities, dangers and obstacles of the World’s Fair Exposition in Chicago in the year of 1893. The

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    take a ride with him. He introduces himself as Arnold Friend and kindly asks her to come with him but she refused. He then threatens Connie and her family. She is then forced outside and leaves with Arnold Friend. Arnold Friend clearly symbolizes the devil through his physical traits, his knowledge of Connie, and his power over her kind of like he was hypnotizing her to go with him. First, Arnold Friend’s physical traits portray him as Satan. Oates says that “There were two boys in the car and now she

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    To honor Christopher Columbus’s arrival and in the new world the World’s Fair, nicknamed the Columbian Exposition, was held in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago circa 1893, in The Devil in the White City, the book tells the true tales of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the 1893 World's Fair. Only a few blocks from Jackson Park, the fairgrounds, a man by the name of Herman W. Mudgett, aka Dr. H. H. Holmes, arrived at Chicago looking for work as a pharmacist or doctor. Holmes actually is better known

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    Erik Larson researched profusely, to create the literary nonfiction novel, and developing a movie, Devil in the White City, published and copyrighted in 2003. The book is entirely based on the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. The book set in Chicago through 1890-93, and then, during the latter part of the book, in Philadelphia 1895. This book follows two main plots, each pertaining its own main character. One plot follows Daniel Burnham, the architecture lead and main visionary of the 1893 Chicago World's

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    Trials" by Bryan Le Beau, and "The Devil in the Shape of a Woman" by Carol Karlsen The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 spread just about as fast as the Black Plague. This epidemic caused chaos among neighbors in a community. The chronology of events describes an awful time for colonists from June 10th to September 22nd of that year. The books "Salem Possessed" by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, "The Story of the Salem Witch Trials" by Bryan Le Beau, and "The Devil in the Shape of a Woman" by Carol

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    Larson’s book about America’s first serial killer, Devil in the White City, contains many people who ignore the imminent danger that they may face. Similar to characters in Devil in the White City, President Lincoln had no idea what was going to happen that night at the Ford Theatre. During James Swanson’s book, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, the events of the night are rehashed. Many people wonder if murderers like the ones in Devil in the White City and Manhunt are forged from their

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    “The Devil in the White City” “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson was a mix between two stories that overall worked well together. The stories worked together to convey the true overall meaning of the theme good versus evil. Good and evil are seen everywhere throughout the novel, even in the most obvious of places such as the title. Good and evil, dark and light, they all stand for the same thing. White is normally found to be pure and good. By the author naming the book, The Devil in the

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    There have been numerous stories, tunes, movies, and craft depicting the exemplary story of man vs. the fallen angel. The old German legend of "Faust," which is accepted to be the primary impact in Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker", was utilized as a lesson to alarm individuals from wrongdoing. On the other hand, Washington utilized the general subject of bartering with the villain for a lavishly typical and captivating story with inconceivable detail and style of prominent gothic fiction

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