The Role Of Romanticism In Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

115 Words1 Page
Romanticism was a time of strong emotions and opinions. Washington Irving did not agree with these ideas, and if you examine closely, you notice that he mocked these ideas in his works “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow” and the story of “Rip Van Winkle”. During the Romantic period, people trusted their feeling over common sense and believed in various ideas that are unreasonable, including superstition, trusting their feelings more than common sense, and the idea that people are basically good. Irving may have been trying to make fun of the romantic period, or was just being funny, in the end, either by accident or not, he pointed out several wrong ideas of the Romantic

More about The Role Of Romanticism In Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Open Document