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...use the theme from the original story yet incorporate into his own vision. He was to make Ichabod the main character and the hero of the movie.
Overall, in my opinion, I think Washington Irving’s story of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is more interesting. The main reason behind this is that he chose to leave the ending with no definite answer. He leaves it to the reader to use his imagination to decide what how the story ends. In addition throughout the story Irving wants the ready to use their imagination he describes the town but leaves it to the reader to envision it in their own mind. “The story has captured the imagination of both children and adults; the characters, setting and events come alive through Irving’s descriptions” (www.hudsonvalley.org). I find that they are two completely different stories yet they share some similarities that tie them together.
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