The Question and Answer section for The Devil and Tom Walker is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Tom is a static character. He knows his bargain with the Devil and refuses to stop his evil ways. The story is a satire of what people forsake in the name of power and wealth. We all die: our possessions and wealth are meaningless.
Ironically people have not changed today. The "deal with the devil" is very much a metaphor for what people give up for money and power. Sometimes, people today forsake their loved ones for money and sometimes they exploit innocent people for...