subject
English, 22.06.2019 21:00 kaylaamberd

What satirical statement does washington irving make about tom walker and society in this excerpt from "the devil and tom walker"? he insisted that the money found through his means should be employed in his service. he proposed, therefore, that tom should employ it in the black traffic; that is to say, that he should fit out a slave ship. this, however, tom resolutely refused: he was bad enough in all conscience, but the devil himself could not tempt him to turn slave-trader. a. shunning slavery is expected even from morally corrupt men like tom. b. although tom shuns slavery, he still oppresses people with extortion. c. supporting slavery and participating in the slave trade is evil. d. tom realizes that the slave trade is worse than extorting money from others. e. indulging in extortion is more reprehensible than supporting slavery.

Answers

ansver
Answer from: zaheema786ovxirt

Answer is B. Although Tom shuns slavery, he still oppresses people with extortion.

In the excerpt. Washington Irving criticizes Tom through the use of satire. He implies that although Tom's limit seems to be slave trading, he is not a better person for shunning slavery, because he is still "bad enough in all conscience".

ansver
Answer from: PerfectMagZ

B.  Although Tom shuns slavery, he still oppresses people with extortion.

Explanation:

Tom states that he was bad and that he was extorsioning people to get money from them, however, the text states that even though Tom was a bad person, he had his limits. The correct answer is option B because he refused to invest the money in slavery but the money he had was from extorsioning people.

ansver
Answer from: ptrlvn01

B.Although Tom shuns slavery, he still oppresses people with extortion.

He was bad enough in all conscience but the Devil himself could not tempt him to turn slave-trader. The importances of this double moral to the story is the satiric part of the bilateral human condition, it´s innate in humans to have greyscales within them, no one is fully good or totally evil.

ansver
Answer from: miaaa0

​The answer is "He was bad enough in all conscience, but the Devil himself could not temp him to turn slave-trader. Satirical is a synonym for sarcastic. So when the Author says that Tom Walker could not be tempted by the Devil he does not literally mean "The Devil" but he means that he is too morally upright to become a slave-trader.

ansver
Answer from: jenn8055
It's B, satire always drags down someone and is often times ironic, I also had this question on a test

Other questions on the subject: English

image
English, 21.06.2019 20:10, jessisjawsome
Which analysis best explains the effect of adding the female character in the film adaptation of the scene? ger. and tom al a o she advances the plot. having her run through the jungle moves the events of the story along. she serves a practical function. using her bracelet to create the trap makes it more realistic to the audience she raises the stakes. giving the audience someone else to care about increases the suspense level, she makes the film prettier. having a beautiful female character is mostly decorative, creating a nice visual, tness, here, again
Answers: 1
image
English, 21.06.2019 23:00, 19thomasar
Which most closely analyzes the information about briony's dreams of becoming an olympic athlete?
Answers: 1
image
English, 21.06.2019 23:50, veronica25681
Read the stanza below and answer the question. my first flashon the newsprint/faceshe could have beenobachanback then/just afterthe campswhen the land/dried/upno water for months. in at least 12 words, discuss mirikitani's use of the virgule in this selection and its different effect in each line in which itis used​
Answers: 3
image
English, 22.06.2019 03:30, H7ttaMaan
Which words in this excerpt from the count of monte cristo can be used as synonyms to determine the meaning of the word grotto? dant? s entered the second grotto. the second grotto was lower and more gloomy than the first; the air that could only enter by the newly formed opening had the mephitic smell dant? s was surprised not to find in the outer cavern. he waited in order to allow pure air to displace the foul atmosphere, and then went on. 1. air 2. opening 3. mephitic 4. cavern 5. pure 6. atmosphere
Answers: 2
You know the right answer?
What satirical statement does washington irving make about tom walker and society in this excerpt fr...

Questions in other subjects:

Questions on the website: 13576138