Dee is a well-educated woman who struggles to understand her family's heritage because she is embarrassed of her mother and sister, Mama and Maggie The period of Romanticism in America is often seen as the crucial period of American culture, as it was the central movement of the Renaissance period that moved into a more free-feeling and artistic approach to literature.
Tom Walker also learns not to make uncertain promises.
Her childhood experience was in racism, and poverty. Tom soon finds out that he is from a very poor background and was badly beaten by his mother. Tom always wants to go on new adventures and explore new things.
He is more concerned with the loss of his valuable property than he is with the murder of his wife by Old Scratch. Through literary elements such as diction, imagery, tone, syntax, and figurative language, Irving portrays Tom Walker in a negative light. Manipulation In this story, Old Scratch knows exactly what it takes to manipulate Tom into agreeing with his terms: a promise of enough wealth and riches to last him the rest of his life.