I wonder how people can really see this as a definitive expression of The Devil.
An excerpt from Rachel Pollacks SEVENTY EIGHT DEGREES OF WISDOM pertaining to The Devil - "The Devil's power rests in the illusion that nothing else exists. In a great many situations, from political oppression to the personal misery of a bad family life, people only become consciously unhappy when they realize that life holds other alternatives."
So, the loose chains we bind ourselves with are our own making.
A life not 'lived' is a 'devil' of a thing.
The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot