The Devil and Tom Walker

What is Irving's moral about society in "The Devil and Tom Walker"

Explain how you came up with this message and explain how this moral relates to the ideas present in Dark Romanticism. Include one quote from the story.

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This story focuses largely on the theme of greed and its negative effects. Tom Walker is known throughout the Charles Bay for his greed, and it is this greed that leads him to sell his soul to the devil in exchange for money. Tom's plight is meant to warn readers not to let greed blind them, for, as is the case in "The Devil and Tom Walker," it can have disastrous consequences. I would think that greed has or will ever leave society. Tom Walker can be said to be a metaphor for many people even in today's world. People today metaphorically trade their soul for riches and wealth.