Comparison Of Misogyny In The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving

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In three stories written by, Washington Irving, they all portray him into a man of misogyny. In the story, “The Devil and Tom Walker”, disappearing never to return a man’s wife takes all their belonging of worthiness. In the story, “Rip Van Winkle”, a man tired of his wife is nagging, wanders off into the woods, vanishing for twenty years. In the story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, a man that goes by the name Broom Bones, brainwashed by womanly charm receives a rude awakening when the woman's he cherishes picks a different man. Repeatedly, Washington Irving conceived as a woman hater; this may or may not be true. In the story, “The Devil and Tom Walker”, a man’s wife takes all their belongings of worthiness, disappearing never to return. More into the story, the man, Tom Walker, meet the devil, and the evil spirit wanted him to sell his soul. Without a doubt, Tom would have made lots of money. Consequently, this offer went through his head as he went back to his house. Once home, he told his wife about the encounter, she wanted him to take the proposal. Once he heard this, all the thoughts running through his head jumped out. Fortunately, Tom disliked this woman so much he now would not sell his soul to the evil, because she wanted him to. Therefore, with this the woman took it into her own hands to get rich off selling her soul. Unfortunately, she took all their most valuable possession to the black evil man in the woods. No doubt, the way Irving portrays the

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