The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

we know that irving is known for his humorous characters. how does ichabod's physical description make him humorous? be specific.


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Ichabod is tall and extremely thin with a huge appetite and a certain amount of greed. He is very much a caricature of the uptight schoolmaster that is physically weak, which juxtaposes his intelligence. Irving plays up the awkward physicality of Ichabod in physical situations like when the headless horseman is chasing him.