Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Short Story vs. Movie

     In Legend of the Sleepy Hollow, a story that was made into both a short story and movie, Ichabod Craine is the main character. In the short story, Ichabod is described as a school teacher who comes to hear about the headless horseman at a party and after encountering it, runs away to New York. However, in the movie, Ichabod's character is altered. In the movie he is a detective who is sent to Sleepy Hollow to solve the mystery of the headless horseman, and after encountering it, does not run away, but instead stays to defeat it. Overall, the changing of Ichabod's character and his actions made the movie more dramatic and interesting compared to the short story.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Digital or Physical Books?

     This topic is one that is usually heavily debated. On one hand, digital books are generally cheaper and much more eco-friendly, but on the other, some can find a physical book comforting or even easier to follow. My opinion on the subject is somewhat mixed, because I do not believe that paper printed books should be completely eliminated by any means, and I do not believe that electronic devices should replace them entirely either. I believe that should be up to the individual. If someone prefers to curl up with a good solid book in hand instead of a kindle or ipad in its place, I say, "so be it". To be completely in favor of the elimination of physical or electronic books is unreasonable, and a waste of time, for the reason that neither could ever actually happen without intense argument and protest. My personal opinion is that everyone should be able to read in whatever format they choose.