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What are some personal qualities of the three characters Ichabod, Brom, and Katrina...

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sameera | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 22, 2007 at 6:46 PM via web

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What are some personal qualities of the three characters Ichabod, Brom, and Katrina from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 22, 2007 at 7:20 PM (Answer #1)

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Ichabod is awkward, bookish, and attracted to the prospect of wealth. He thinks he is manly in a reserved kind of way, and the town think he is "a kind of idle gentleman".

Katrina is self-involved and flirtatious. She loves the attention from men, and does not discourage Ichabod until he professes his intentions.

Brom is popular, manly, good-natured skilled, and mischievous. The people believe him to be "the hero of the country round, which rang with his feats of strength and erudition".

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 23, 2007 at 12:50 AM (Answer #2)

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Ichabod is also very superstitious, which is foreshadowed in the stories he chooses to share with the townspeople.  This is important to the story because it allows Bram's practical joke to work so effectively on him.

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