Define the cultural work of the tale using EITHER “Rip Van Winkle” or “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as your example. What function did tales serve in the early 19th century? What aspects of culture did they celebrate (as opposed to the novel)?
VERY IMPORTANT: For DQ 3 I want you to incorporate one outside source. You are to go to the library’s database page and use the LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER. Here’s the link: http://go.galegroup.com.libproxy.troy.edu/ps/start.do?p=LitRC&u=troy25957&authCount=1 (Links to an external site.) (You’ll need to log in before the link takes you there. Do a search on the specific work you’re analyzing; find one critical analysis of either “Rip,”Sleepy Hollow,” or “The Raven” and incorporate two (2) insights from the article into your argument. Cite your secondary source at the end of your post in MLA style, along with your word count. (You don’t have to cite your primary source … yet!).