Character Alikeness In Rip Van Winkle And The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

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Irving’s Character Alikeness
Biographical and short story writer, Washington Irving is known for his works “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” However, he does have additional short stories. Between 1819 and 1820, Washington Irving published The Sketch Book, which was made up of approximately 30 short stories. Within those works were characters such as John Bull, Rip Van Winkle, Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, and several other unnamed characters. Now, the nameless characters in Washington Irving’s tales had just as deep impacts in their stories as named characters; from those deep impacts came about noticeable character resemblances between those characters. Irving’s blatant similar characteristics between characters include possessing requited love, being financially inept, being selfless, and being eerie.
Two similar characters in Washington Irving’s short stories are the young nameless woman from “The Pride of the Village” and Ichabod Crane from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” due to their pining for someone that does not love them back. The nameless woman from the “The Pride of the Village” was a beautiful young woman who was referred to
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In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Katrina Van Tassel was never described to have feelings for Ichabod, but did lead him on with her coquettish mannerisms. In “The Pride of the Village,” the military man had conflicting emotions for the woman, but he primarily wanted to seduce her. In addition, ‘the pride of the village’ and Ichabod Crane’s loves left them for someone else, with Katrina marrying Brom and the military man courting the little village maid. Overall, Ichabod and the nameless woman were interested in similar people and Katrina Van Tassel and the military man acted in similar
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