Summary Of ' The Legend Of Sleepy Hallow ' Essay

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The short story is a comical ghost story that introduces Sleepy Hollows most famous supernatural phenomenon the Headless Horseman, which is thought to be a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannon ball while in the Revolutionary War. Is the Headless Horseman really a dead Hessian soldier or just a random citizen pulling a prank? Also, how effective was the Headless Horseman character to the readers? In this short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow” the Headless Horseman is most often seen riding by a church where historians from the area are buried. People believe the reason the Headless Horseman always rides by there is because he is in search of his lost head from the Revolutionary War. When a school master named Ichabod Crane hears about the Headless Horseman; he becomes intrigued about the story, primarily because his favorite book is “Wonders of the Invisible World” which is a supernatural book so of course he believes the Headless Horseman story. Ichabod is a cruel teacher that barely makes any money and the narrator describes him as having a huge nose with a long neck and giant hands. (“Legend of Sleepy Hollow” 43) Ichabod Crane falls in love with one of his students named Katrina Van Tassel who is only eighteen. Brom Van Brunt or also called Brom Bones is known for his personality, love of pulling pranks and his horseback riding skills; he is also in love with Katrina. Brom and has scared away countless men trying to get the attention of Katrina. However,

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