Who was pretending to be the headless horseman and why in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?


Who was pretending to be the Headless Horseman and why in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"?

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow":

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving was originally published in 1820 as part of the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. The short story shows how one man eliminates a rival suitor by playing on his weaknesses, specifically, his tendency to believe folktales.

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Brom Bones pretends to be the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. He does this in order to frighten Ichabod Crane. Brom knows that Ichabod is a...

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Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Summary and Analysis

from English 102: American Literature

Chapter 4 / Lesson 3

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