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    dreadful night. Even the wildlife had stayed away. The woods were dead. No plants grew. Many people thought that this was the work of the Headless Horsemen. The only object that attached the woods to the town was the bridge, and no one dared to cross it since Ichabod Crane vanished. The bridge, as I was told, was haunted. “Hello,” I called out, “ Who’s there? Come out, I dare you. COME OUT!” A twig fell. I started to turn around. A tree shook violently, and then, silence. I stepped off my horse and looked around. Something wasn’t…

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    The text describes that Ichabod was “the singing master of the neighborhood” which helped him “pick up many bright shillings by instructing the young folks in psalmody.” (3.2) Ichabod would give singing instructions to anyone who was interested. Ichabod’s singing instruction was a major factor throughout the story because he first met Katrina van Tassel at one of his weekly singing instructions. Ichabod was instantly interested in Katrina because of her fortune and well prospered food. Being…

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    However, they are meant to clash, because they both represent different American archetypes that were emerging during the early 19th century: Ichabod represents a Yankee, and Brom represents the backwoods frontiersman (Hoffman 425). Even though these archetypes were already known in American folklore, Irving was the first to write about “the clash of regional characters-the Yankee vs. the backwoodsman” (Hoffman 425). The early archetype of the Yankee was “characterized by his rusticity,…

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    Geoffrey Crayon. One of the most popular short stories amongst this collection, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, is noted for its action, adventure, romance, horror, and even comedy. Ichabod Crane, the protagonist of the story, is an awkward schoolteacher living in the eerie town of Sleepy Hollow, which is known for its daunting atmosphere that spooks its inhabitants and visitors. Towards the end…

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    Washington Irving creates this social conflict between the characters Ichabod Crane and Katrina Van Tassel in, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Ichabod Crane, a strict school teacher and singing instructor, represents the lower-class in this short story and Katrina, daughter of a wealthy farm owner, represents the upper-class. On the surface, the text tells a story of a poor school teacher who falls madly in “love” with an upper-class beauty queen who ultimately rejects Ichabod — or so we assume.…

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    Hollow,” was about a village named Sleepy Hollow and it was to be a haunted town and a man named Ichabod Crane came to that place and met Katrina. This fellow was to be in love with Katrina, but he only wanted her family's money. In the story there was another guy named Brom Bones and he was also in love with Katrina and always scared off any man who would talk to her. Ichabod later disappeared, people believed he was taken by the headless horseman, and that left Brom to be able to marry…

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    Tarry Town. There resided Ichabod Crane, a simple fellow who was the school master of the town. The desire of heart was to win over Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a wealthy man. It was short lived, however, when she turned him down for Brom Bones. Heartbroken he went to a tavern, a place he never visits, and drank the content of an unknown keg. Inside that keg was a strong alcoholic drink imported from Holland, which was way too strong for someone of little experience in drinking. Ichabod…

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    contain gothic elements in the form of terror, horror, fear of unknown, madness, and setting of the story. In the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the school teacher, Ichabod Crane, falls in love with a new girl who comes into the town of Sleepy Hollow. Her name is Katrina Van Tassel, and another man…

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    Towards the end in Irving 's narrative, Brom basically admits his guilt of hitting Ichabod Crane with a pumpkin: "Brom Bones, too, who shortly after his rival 's disappearance conducted the blooming Katrina in triumph to the altar, was observed to look exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related" (Irving 38). Brom appears "exceedingly knowing" and wins his prize in Katrina from his main rival in Ichabod. The people of Sleepy Hollow make an extraordinary effort to lie to…

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    see the headless horseman and they would disappear forever. Imagination is images of external objects not present to the senses. There is imagination in this story because when they are telling the story of the headless horseman Ichabod Crane imagines what he must look like and is scared that he will come and get him. The whole town that they live in imagines that the headless horseman is real and that’s why they are so afraid to go outside at night. They think that they will be captured by…

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