Sleepy Hollow Movie And Book Comparison Essay

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The storyline of the book “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and the storyline of the movie Sleepy Hollow may have a few similarities, but they are actually very different. Both stories convey similar characters, but the details in the story are very different. There has also been a cartoon and even a television show made about the original story. In the television show that was made, everything is totally different. The storyline is nothing like either the book or the movie. The one major similarity in the movie and in the book is the characters are the same. The main character is Ichabod Crane. He has two total different professions in the movie and book. Ichabod is portrayed as awkward looking fellow, “his head was small, and flat a top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose” (Irving 3). Ichabod is also very…show more content…
He travels through the creepy dark woods in order to get back and forth from school. In the movie Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod is a constable in New York. He is assigned to investigate recent murders that occurred in Sleepy Hollow. Also another major difference is that the Headless Horseman is a fictional character “whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War” (Irving 2). Brom Bones imitated the legend of the Headless Horseman to frighten and chase his rival away from Katrina. Ichabod and Brom Bones were competing for Katrina Van Tassel’s hand in marriage. Unlike in the book, the Headless Horseman is real, and actually kills people. The Headless Horseman is a soldier from the Revolutionary War who was decapitated. The horseman is controlled by Lady Van Tassel, a witch, who sends him to cut off certain people's heads, in search of his own. However, he only kills the person he is sent after. The only place the horseman cannot enter is the church

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