Reading Response: The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

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Tyler Mcilwain Reading response 2/15 "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" In this piece, Irving's sarcasm is quite present throughout the story. He uses Ichabod's character to signify greed. Even though he seems to be lacking aesthetically, he wants it all and is willing to do anything to get it. Katrina is also quite greedy when it comes to winning over her male counterparts. Irving's use of the supernatural theme is investigative and makes for a great story but lacks certainty. Make note of Brom and the fact that he laughs every time the abduction is mentioned. Also the narrator never really addresses the sadness of the townspeople. It seems like they were unaffected and will continue their usual routine. The people of sleepy hollow are never

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