First define coquette. Then explain from the text why you think Katrina's parents - her raising -...

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First define coquette. Then explain from the text why you think Katrina's parents - her raising - might have contributed to her being a coquette in 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.'

Katrina Van Tassel:

In Washington Irving's, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' Katrina Van Tassel is the daughter of Baltus Van Tassel, one of the wealthiest farmers in the village. Ichabod Crane, the schoolteacher, wanted to marry Katrina so that he could live the life of a rich man instead of having to teach to earn his living.

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A coquette is a woman who flirts with men to get their attention. She's often not serious about the flirting, but likes the attention that it brings...

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Katrina Van Tassel: Character Analysis & Overview
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