Washington Irving "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". American Nature
In the beginning of the story, Washington Irving briefly describes American nature. First of all, he gives a disposition of the place called Sleepy Hollow and briefly reveals some historical events that the land has suffered. Washington Irving describes: “Some say that the place was bewitched by a High German doctor, during the early days of the settlement; others, that an old Indian chief, the prophet or wizard of his tribe, held his pow-wows there before the country was discovered by Master Hedrick Hudson”. Secondly, the author describes Sleepy Hollow as a promising place that is abounded with different tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions. In the story the narrator has described Sleepy Hollow as an “enchanted region”. Most probably, it is so because he has included a legend about Headless Horseman who is a ghost of a Hessian trooper and who lost his head during a struggle of the American Revolution. …
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