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.