The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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    histories. During the 19th century, he undertook the persona of Geoffrey Crayon and published a collection of 34 pieces of writing titled The Sketch Book of 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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    The development of America is captured in both factual and fictional stories. The characters in the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” are specifically shaped to represent well-thought attributes of America. The author of sleepy hollow uses characters to expound on the development of young America. Washington Irving is reflected as the father of American short story. His inscription depicts the invention of the American myths that deal with ancestors, heroes, and mystical beings that are an essential…

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    Warfare and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow There comes a time when everyone is faced with a battle, whether it is a battle that requires brain, brawn, or simply charm to attain victory. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a short story written by Washington Irving in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, examines not only the literal battlefield of warfare, but also the perceived battlefield of everyday life or the universal theme of battle. In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Irving uses vivid war-like…

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    Marxist Critical Approach to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Marxist Criticism is based on the beliefs of world renowned German philosopher Karl Marx, and it highlights the importance of conflict and social class to the foundation of society. This criticism approach focuses on the struggle between dominant and subordinate groups, and identifies this conflict as the basis of society and social change. This approach also places immense importance on material possessions as a motivator for the…

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    “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Irving captivates his readers with his ability to twist minds by teaching valuable lessons through Romantic fiction. His spooky story about a “Headless Horseman” and the characters in the story demonstrations the movement of Romanticism. Romanticism is when a treatment of a subject is emotional rather than rational, spontaneous rather than analytic. An interest in the supernatural / mysticism, humble life, and concern for hidden truth make (Washington Irving’s “The…

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    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Critique I begin my critique with the title of the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was written by an American author named Washington Irving. Washington Irving is famous for this short story along with another one of his stories, Rip Van Winkle. Irving’s short stories were published into one book entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. with his pen name being Geoffrey Crayon. The setting of the story starts with the…

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    Theatrical performances of stories are usually very different and more dramatic than the original story because of many elements of the theatre production. This statement is no different for the theatre production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The lighting, sets, and sound effects really give a scarier mood to the story. The dark and ominous lighting really set the mood during the scene of the performance when the Headless Horseman was chasing Ichabod. The dark and scary lighting and then…

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    “The Legend of Sleepy 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…

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    The American short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was written while Washington Irving was living in England. Washington Irving wanted the film audience to capture a gothic tone that mirrors a slightly surreal place. Throughout the text, Irving describes Sleepy Hollow as, “Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in a continual reverie. They are given to all kinds of marvelous…

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    shown how Ichabod Crane helped inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow: “He assisted the farmers occasionally in the lighter labors of their farms, helped to make hay, mended the fences, took the horses to water, drove the cows from pasture, and cut wood for the winter fire” (Baym 968). In the story Irving doesn’t tell us what was the conversation after the Harvest festival between Katrina and Ichabod about. He just mentions, “Something, however, I fear me, must have gone wrong, for he certainly sallied…

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