Day 3

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Discuss Ichabod's imagination. Does he grasp reality? Is he a romantic? Is he idealistic to a fault?

    Students are likely to provide evidence of Ichabod's overactive imagination. More sophisticated students will link key themes of Romanticism to Ichabod's fears, his fascinations and his plans and motivations. They will look at his interest in stories and myth and infer a connection between those and his inability to see the reality of the situation with Katrina and with Brom in the end.

  2. 2

    Do you sympathize with Ichabod? Why or why not? Is he a victim or does he cause his own suffering?

    The central question here is whether Ichabod makes an accurate assessment...

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