Briefly discuss the significance of the title. Is it an allusion to an event or another work? How is it thematically connected to the body of the work? Does it have multiple meanings? Explain.
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The significance of the title is that the reader understands from the beginning that Tom Walker is in fact dealing with the Devil (Satan). He is not dealing with an eveil person, nor is he dealing with an ordinary simple being. Old Scratch is the Devil.