The Devil And Daniel Webster

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"The Devil and Daniel Webster", "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" The common theme of good overcoming evil is prevelant in borth "The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benet and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by Charlie Daniels Band. In the short story "The Devil and Daniel Webster" this theme is portreyed through specific examples in the text. For example, during the trial when Webster eplains why Stone, an ordinary man with bad luck, should not be punished for wanting to change his luck. Another way this short story demonstrates the theme of good overcoming evil is when Webster made the judge and jury of the trial feel like men again and knew they were men, not an employee of the Mr. Scratch. The short story portrays the theme of good overcoming evil is when Webster grips Mr. Scratch's arm, overcoming his power and forcing Mr. Scratch to sign an agreement to leave stone and all other New Hamshire man alone. Another way this theme is shown in the short story is that the trial against Mr. Scratch is won by Webster even though the judge and jury are all his employees. In addition, the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia also examplifies this theme of good overcoming overcoming evil. For example in the song Johnny is apporached by the devil and is given a bet from the devil that the devil would fiddle better than him. Johnny won the bet because good overcame the evil, and Johnny was given a golden fiddle. The theme of good overcoming evil is common in both "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and "The Devil and Daniel Webster". In "The Devil and Daniel Webster" hyperbole is used to portray the protagonist Daniel Webster as a strong and confident character. As written in "The Devil and Daniel Webster", "They said, when he stood up to speak,stars and stripes came right out in the sky, and once he spoke againsta river and made it sink into the ground. They
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