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

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In response to this question, you might like to analyse the way in which Katrina is first presented to us in this story and how some obvious character flaws are presented thanks to the standing of her father and the wealth that she has:

She was a blooming lass of fresh eighteen; plump as a partridge; ripe and melting and rosy-cheeked as one of her father's peaches, and universally famed, not merely for her beauty, but her vast expectations. She was withal a little of a coquette, as might be perceived even in her dress,...

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