Ichabod Crane's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

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The Meaning of Literature
Since time immemorial, people have been communicating ideas. Literature allows us to visit the highest and lowest conditions in human society. It allows us to travel and visit far-flung locations without leaving the safety of our abode. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, literature means writings in prose or verse; especially: writings having the excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest. (Literature (n.d.) In Merriam-Webster dictionary online.) Literature, in the broadest sense, can be anything written down on a fixed surface or information that is orally shared with the purpose of sharing a concept or story. Literature is also a type of human expression. There 're …show more content…

It takes place in an early American Village in New York and features the mixture of the supernatural as well as comedy. The story features the superstitious educator, Ichabod Crane, who is new to the town. He has an attraction to a young woman named Katrina Van Tassel, however, a broken heart and trouble are just brewing around the corner. Ichabod Crane proposes marriage to Katrina, however, she refuses. Heartbroken, he goes into the woods to return home. There he comes in contact with the headless horseman who carrying his own head. Panic-stricken, he runs only to be chased by the headless horseman. The horseman throws his severed head at Ichabod and Ichabod Crane was never seen again. The legend of Sleepy Hollow was first published in …show more content…

The story centers around a greedy accountant named Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is an insensitive old wart who cares only about the needs of himself. Jacob Marley, scrooges old business Parks number who died seven years earlier, visits him at night. This terrifying specter is bound and heavy chains. He warned Scrooge that his life is headed for a similar fate and he must repent of his self-indulgent ways. Three ghosts visit him later that night.They are the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. These three horrifying visits bring a major heart change for this penny-pinching miser. After his night of time travel, Scrooge is grateful for a second chance. His life becomes a beacon of light instead of a bastion of darkness. He becomes a good Samaritan by helping the poor and disenfranchised. ("A Christmas

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