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In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, how wise was the philosophy the Van Tassels followed in rearing...

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In 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' how wise was the philosophy the Van Tassels followed in rearing their child? ?

Katrina Van Tassel:

Katrina Van Tassel was the daughter of Baltus Van Tassel, one of the wealthiest farmers in the village. She is described as a 'coquette,' which means she liked to flirt with the boys even though she really was not interested in them.

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The philosophy the Van Tassels followed in rearing Katrina was not a very wise one. It was one of permissiveness. She was their only child and her...

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Katrina Van Tassel: Character Analysis & Overview
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