Essays Tagged: "Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Washington Irving, comparing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and !The Devil and Tom Walker"

Despite all of these well known works, Irving never won any awards. Irving's short stories are The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Devil and Tom Walker.The first semblance in The Legend of Sleepy Hol ... Hollow and The Devil and Tom Walker is that nature proves to be a problem to the characters. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the hollow is the setting for fear in Icabod's tall tales. Irving reflected ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A movie vs. book comparison of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was a pretty good story. I noticed many similarities and differences between ... they start telling another tale, and that ends it.Overall, I like both the text and the book of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. One thing though, was it was hard to go through the text because there is s ...

(2 pages) 97 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and Ichabod Crane.

The Legend of Sleepy HollowWashington IrvingThe town of Sleepy Hollow is described as having a dreamy qu ... hat background merely consists of being able to read and write.While the title of the story is "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," I feel as though that aspect of it, the legend, is hardly addressed. The t ... The tale consists mostly of a description of Ichabod Crane and the community of Sleepy Hollow. The legend that the title refers to appears to be the Headless Horseman who, as legend dictates, haunts ...

(5 pages) 121 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Washinton Irving Compare and Contrast.

Comparison and Contrast of Washington Irving's "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Devil and Tom Walker". On character, setting, and conflicts. compa ... o stories through the actions of the Devil and Horseman.Washington Irving's purpose for writing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Devil and Tom Walker was not merely tell tales of communities and th ... "sequestered glen that has long been known by the name Sleepy Hollow" is the location for Irving's "Legend", and is a "place [that] still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a ...

(11 pages) 67 0 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Well written and descriptive essay/bio on Washington Irving, from a B to an A- paper

me spentin the Hudson Valley and abroad contributed to his writing of The Devil and Tom Walker, The Legend ofSleepy Hollow, and Rip Van Winkle.Irving was born in New York City on April 3, 1783, the yo ... dered whenhe could in the misty, rolling Hudson River valley, an area steeped in local folklore and legend that wouldserve as an inspiration for his later writings. ("Washington Irving" DISC)At ninete ...

(4 pages) 92 1 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", "Rip Van Winkle", "The Devil and Tom Walker", and "The Specter Bridegroom" by Washington Irving.

ominant sub-theme in these stories is romanticism. The four stories that will be discussed are "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", "Rip Van Winkle", "The Devil and Tom Walker", and "The Spectre Bridegroom. ... iarchs of the village,and a chronicle of the old times "before the war."(Irving 783).The story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" contains similar aspects as in "RipVan Winkle." "The Legend of Sleepy Hollo ...

(8 pages) 110 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Halloween and Children

k probably never envisioned that Halloween will look like what it does today. His famous novel "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" doesn't directly tie in with the holiday but one cannot deny the associatio ... young children like: Clifford's Halloween for children 3-6, and of course the previously mentioned Legend of Sleepy Hollow that has its Disney interpretations in a form of a cartoon or the more recen ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Movie Review

Sleepy Hollow, is one of Paramount Pictures best movies. It is directed by the sophisticated man who must love bloody and ... s as Tim Burton. He has a creative and talented mind. The story takes place in 1799, in the village of Sleepy Hollow, in New York. I think Burton's main character was Johnny Depp who played the role o ... elligent detective. This well known man uses science to explain about the mysterious disappearances of people's heads, until he encounters the headless horseman and he begins to believe in superstitio ...

(1 pages) 46 2 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Literary anaysis of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

on from Britain. He wrote the "Sketch Book" which included stories such as "Rip Van Winkle" and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". It was the first book by an American writer to become popular outside of t ... he United States and helped establish American writing as a respectable form of literature. In "The legend of Sleepy Hollow" Irving's clever use of imagery and descriptive writing disguise his intent, ...

(2 pages) 100 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle"

columnist. Irving has been called the father of the American short story. He is best known for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", in which the schoolmaster Ichabold Crane meets with a headless horseman, a ...

(4 pages) 110 2 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Washington Irving

columnist. Irving has been called the father of the American short story. He is best known for 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' in which the schoolmaster Ichabold Crane meets with a headless horseman, a ... research. In 1829 he moved to London and published ALHAMBRA (1832), concerning the history and the legends of Moorish Spain. Among his literary friends were Mary Shelley and Henry Wadsworth Longfello ...

(6 pages) 83 1 3.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Contrasting the Legend of Sleepy Hollow film and novel

The 1988 film version of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the short story that we read in class are similar, but different; this i ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving- Icabod Crane

y tall with long arms and legs and is originally from Connecticut. The inhabitants were descendents of Dutch settlers. The people act like they are under a spell. They hear voices and see strange sigh ... unts Sleepy Hollow is the Headless Horseman. He may have been a Hessian soldier whose head was shot off by a cannon ball. He is in a hurry to arrive back at the scene of the battle to try to locate hi ...

(3 pages) 33 1 4.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Washington Irving

amount of immigrants coming to the United States. Irving's short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", from The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, show his animosity towards immigr ... communities in the United States.Another culturally strong community is disrupted in the short "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". But, unlike Rip's town, Sleepy Hollow is still culturally distinct, and th ...

(8 pages) 2217 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison of Gothic pieces: Jasper Morello and The Legend of The Sleepy Hollow

hat we desire. “The Mysterious Geographical Explorations of Jasper Morello” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” are Gothic works that is similar in this respect; both containing moti ... work, in that it takes a more serious, dark and realistic outlook of human nature whilst “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” again differs from “Jasper Morello” by focusing more on the ...

(4 pages) 10 0 2.5 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Headless Horseman

e same plot generally have a lot of similarities and differences. In Washington Irving's work, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", the Headless Horseman is not portrayed as a violent character, but more of ... It seems that Irving tries to tell his reader that the Headless Horseman was only a character in a legend. Burton, on the other hand, has his Horseman repeatedly killing the townspeople of Sleepy Hol ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Sleepy Hallow

pumpkin. Ichabod still thought about his dear Katrina daily and was always trying to devise a plan of how to win her hand in marriage. Ichabod soon realized that he had become the headless hor ... d have to be at night. So he found a nice place in a tree near the road so he could catch a glimpse of anyone who was to pass by. And there he waited patiently. Almost a year had gone by and still no ...

(3 pages) 4 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Poe's influence on evolution of horror story

Poe's work was greatly influential and helped to change the face of horror to what it is today.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving was born in New York City in 1783 as the youngest of 11 ch ... life he wrote a number of short stories and novels, his two most famous are Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Magill 262). He is one of the first adventure/horror authors and is regarde ...

(11 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Accomplished Life of Washington Irving

ination to his advantage in order to make a more interesting story (Bonner 1). An example is in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, when the main character is chased by the "headless horseman". Another main ... r 1). Irving would use these concepts as he incorporated nature in the stories continually. In "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", Irving uses the gloomy setting of the town to stimulate the anticipation i ...

(6 pages) 32 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the American Identity

r Hudson Valley is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. It is the home to the story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving (Haynes).The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of the man ... in the shape of a head. The townspeople issued a search, and found not a trace of Ichabod Crane.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow portrays Washington Irving's illustration of his outlook on social observati ...

(3 pages) 27 1 4.5 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American