The Headless Horseman

Topics: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane, Headless Horseman Pages: 2 (738 words) Published: October 17, 2005
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Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman

There are many forms of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. In some cases there are movies made, and in others there is an actual story has been created, most of which that have different authors or creators. I have found two movies, and one story that are about the scary headless horseman, all of which I find very interesting to read and watch. I have found many similarities between the Original story and the movie created by Disney, but it seems that the movie created by Tim Burton just isn't as closely related to the other two versions. Three ways in which I have found differences are in each version, are their unique characterization, plot, and style.

The first main difference between the versions is characterization. In the Disney and Original versions, Ichabod Crane is a school teacher who loves apples. In Tim Burton's Movie, he is a constable that is aided by Young Masbeth. Another difference is that in Burton's movie, Ichabod marries Katrina. This never occurs in the Original or Disney form of Sleepy Hollow. Katrina is also viewed as sweet and innocent in the Original and Disney form, but according to Tim Burton, she does witchcraft, surprisingly intuitive, and firm in her beliefs. You would never assume that of her in the Original and Disney form, where she is flirtatious and provocative, ditsy and an avid book reader. They make it appear as though all of the men love and fawn over her while competing for her attention. The main characters are mentioned in all three versions, but just little personality changes have been made to fulfill the highest possible degree of attention or viewing pleasure from the audience.

The second main difference between the pieces is in their plots. According to Tim Burton's form, he had a scary scene at a church. The headless horseman couldn't...
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