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In this present world there are many consequences for being greedy. For this reason, the story Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving is relevant to todays world.

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Makhdum Qurashei Date: 11/06/2012 American Literature Mr. Jesse Barron Assassination of Trust In this present world there are many consequences for being greedy. For this reason, the story ? Devil and Tom Walker? by Washington Irving is relevant to todays world. In the story, Tom met a devil in the swamp, which gave him a lot of money to start a business. Then tom gave this money to start their own businesses, but Tom made a deal with them, who borrowed money from him, in that they had to pay back more money than they borrowed. Similarly, in the present world a man called Bernie Madoff who started to collect money from the people by telling them they would be paid back their money in a high interest rate. Both Tom Walker and Bernie Madoff were greedy. ...read more.

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In this way Tom took money and all other wealth that the people had. Tom became more and more greedy about his wealth. Similarly, Bernie Madoff collected a lot of money from a lot of people by making them believe that they would be paid back their money in a high interest rate if they invested with him. Many people believed him and gave him a lot of money, but he spent almost all the money for himself. He couldn?t pay back the money to some people. While he was taking money from the people, he collected more then 64 billion dollars from them, and when people tried to see their investments, he used a fake screen computer with ponzie scheme software to present a false investment. This way is similar to Tom?s investment in that, they both were greedy, and acted like friends to people, and made them think that they would become rich. ...read more.

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But Bernie Madoff didn?t admit his failure; he hid the truth and lied to the people. He never felt guilty, and he didn?t scare of anything. Despite of a lot of differences, both Tom Walker and Bernie Madoff took the advantages of needy. In conclusion, Both Bernie madoff and Tom walker are greedy man; they took money from the people in different ways. Tom gave people money, and made a deal with them that they had to return the money with a high interest rate. On the other hand Bernie collected money from the people, and made them believe that they could get back their money with a high interest rate. People trusted them and took the risk, but they didn?t get what they expected. Some people lost everything that they had. All things included, we should aware of these kind of people, and we should never be this kind of people who invested with Bernie, and took money from Tom. ...read more.

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