The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Short Summary
Ichabod Crane is a new entrant in Hudson Valley. He cannot own the land in the area or become a farmer. The only skill he possesses in teaching. However, it is not well-paid in this place. As a result, he lives in a house that is not in good condition. This state of poverty makes him feel inferior. Therefore, he canes the children a lot.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Plot Overview
In a bid to advance in life, he takes advantage of the daughters of where he goes to work to supplement his income. Katrina Van Tassel is one of his students. She is 18, and her father is a prosperous farmer. Ichabod desires Katrina as a bride and vows to work hard to win her love.
The frits in the land that belongs to Van Tassel, Katrina’s father makes Ichabod’s mouth to water with desire. He knows that he can own all those if he wins Katrina’s heart. Though he does not see Katrina as someone he can start a family with, he pursues her to get the wealth.
However, the sail to get Katrina is not easy as Ichabod has to deal with an obstacle in the name of Abraham Brunt, Katrina’s current boyfriend. Abraham loves Katrina genuinely and soon notices that he has a rival. He does everything to frustrate Ichabod, including making fun of him. However, those methods do not scare Ichabod.
When Ichabod receives “quilting frolic” invitation at Katrin’s home, he takes that as an opportunity to impress. He takes time to dress properly so that he can impress at home. Ichabod is obsessed with Tassel’s wealth. At the party, Ichabod attracts attention when he dances with Katrina. That act makes Brom jealous. Though Ichabod has a feeling that Katrina may have been dancing with him with the sole intention of making Brom jealous, his obsession with the wealth makes him forget that.
As he goes home that evening, Ichabod fears he might meet the ghosts he had often heard of in some of the stories. He encounters a rider that throws an object at him and disappears as a whirlwind. The next morning Ichabod is nowhere to be seen. That is how he becomes part of the folklore. That is where the piece written by Washington Irving ends.