An analysis of the movie and the short story the devil and daniel webster written by stephen vincent

The Devil has overreached himself, agreeing to a jury trial out of pride in his unbreakable contract. The jury announces its verdict: A small climax- more like a turning point- occurred when Scratch had driven all the guests away from fear. Howard Teichmann and Robert L. A trial is held between Homer and the devil to determine the rightful owner of Homer's soul.

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Scratch reluctantly admits that, although a war will be fought over the issue, the United States will remain united. And, as he stood looking at the plowshare, the off horse began to cough—that ropy kid of cough that means sickness and horse doctors. He throws a huge ball, but it ends in disaster: He admits the wrongs done in the course of American history but points out that something new and good had grown from them and that "everybody had played a part in it, even the traitors.

Homer tries to outsmart the Devil by not finishing the doughnut but eventually eats it and is sent to Hell. He had come to steal the soul of Jabez Stone, claiming that he had a right to Jabez because of a legal contract.

The Devil and Daniel Webster

Scratch chooses the jury members from among the most notorious personalities of American history including Benedict Arnold with John Hathorne one of the magistrates of the Salem witch trials as the judge. This desire to end the institution was a mainspring of his support for the Union.

Retrieved 24 September In return, the devil brought him prosperity- for a time. Webster then implores the jury to let Stone keep his soul, which, after all, does not belong to him alone, but to his family and country.

Webster" as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the short story. He begins by stating that he envies the jury because, as Americans, they were present at the birth of a nation, part of a heritage they were born to share. Earlier, he states flatly "A man is not a piece of property.

The story is really more connected, thematically, to the Faust legend, in which a man makes a pact with the devil for some profit but suffers dire consequences for his act. He begins by stating that he envies the jury because, as Americans, they were present at the birth of a nation, part of a heritage they were born to share.

When the lead character accidentally sells his soul to the devil, the crew then travel back in time to find Webster, but dial the wrong time zone and get a child actor who played a character called Webster.

It was a fierce debate, though it did remain civil. Webster, though I don't like to boast of it, my name is older in this country than yours. There were thousands that trusted in him right next to God Almighty and they told stories about him that were like the stories of patriarchs and such.

Daniel asks the jury to give Stone another chance to walk upon the earth, for what would they give to see those things they remember? Earlier, he states flatly "A man is not a piece of property.

The Devil and Daniel Webster

Scratch has also agreed to be bound by the rule that a jury is the exclusive judge of both the facts and the law; as such, even in the face of overwhelming evidence favoring the plaintiff such as the contract Mr.The Devil and Daniel Webster: Summary & Analysis.

The Devil and Daniel Webster: Stephen Vincent Benét was born in in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His education came from Yale University and the Sorbonne in. Paris, France. “The Devil and Daniel Webster” has a wide array of characters, each with a distinguished personality, yet an.

The heart of the story is the debate between the devil and Daniel Webster. At the beginning, it looks as if Daniel Webster has met his match. In Stephen Vincent Benes' The Devil and Daniel Webster, which clues indicate the real identity of 1 educator answer What are some of the figures of speech used in Stephen Vincent Benet's story.

The Devil and Daniel Webster Summary

The Devil and Daniel Webster is a fantasy film, adapted by Stephen Vincent Benét and Dan Totheroh from Benét's short story, "The Devil and Daniel Webster".The film's title was changed to All That Money Can Buy to avoid confusion with another film released by RKO that year, The Devil and Miss Jones, but later had the title restored on some.

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It’s a nice story, especially if you’re a history buff — in fact, you could almost classify this as an extreme version of historical fiction.

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