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Analysis Of ' The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow '

- A Character Analysis of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a festive short story by Washington Irving circa 1820. The story takes place in a quaint town named “Tarry Town,” which has the eerie valley of Sleepy Hollow nearby. Moreover, among the townspeople, Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its superstitious and speculative happenings since the town’s creation. Most importantly, the legend of the Headless Horseman is the most prominently spoken of. The story follows a single man, Ichabod, and the conflicts he experiences externally leading to his assumed death....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- I do not know about you, but I like my reads to have content of all things that I love. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow contains just that. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will have you sleeping with your night light on, in awe of male ego battling for ones true love, and giving you a piece of history as well. Washington Irving being influenced by a neighborhood friend by the name of “Bugbee” of fairy tales was only the beginning of what filled his imagination. “when I was very young, I had irrepressible flow of spirits that often went beyond my strength....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short film about a particular town that is very sleepy; in other words, the town is very “dreamy.” This film is a depiction of the social instability during the time of the Market Revolution. Basically, the film shows that the town of sleepy hollow lacks a class structure within their society and shows the selfishness of the members that are just trying to make life good for themselves. Ichabod Crane is the main character of this story....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- Many evenings during the winter, Ichabod spent with the old Dutch wives. They would tell ghost stories as well as other super natural beings and demons while sitting by the fire. There was a certain story that was never left out, the legendary Headless Horseman, or sometimes known as the Hessian of the Hollow. The story went on that there was a soldier who with a cannon ball had gotten his head shot off and since roamed through Sleepy Hollow looking for his lost head while on his horse. The Headless Horseman has a jack-o-lantern that sits in replacement of his head....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- Sleepy Hollow, New York a town who changed their name thanks to Washington Irving 's story. The original name was Tarrytown, just like in "Legend of Sleepy Hollow". With Irving telling the tale of the small town in the 1800 's there have been adaptations on the silver screen. One told by Walt Disney and the other, Tim Burton. Disney holds most of the original concept of Irving 's tale than the Tim Burton’s movie. However, the changes in the bridge scene, the concept of the characters, and the horseman takes valuable meaning away from Irving 's timeless classic “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Irving gave the bridge scene mystery and a feeling of the unknown....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- A common story told around Halloween is the tale of the Headless Horseman, which is the story of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Within the past century, both Disney and Hollywood have given their views on the classic tale. Disney holds most of the original concept of Irving 's tale than the Tim Burton’s movie. However the changes in the bridge scene, the concept of the characters and the horseman, takes valuable meaning away from Irving 's timeless classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving

- “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Analysis” The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was put into The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon which was written by Washington Irving, this was published in 1820 (Cullina, Alice). The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by, Washington Irving takes place in a small town this small town has some type of enchantment put on it. The people who live in this town tend to have night terrors and daydream a lot(The Legend). The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by, Washington Irving is a short story that has a lot of symbolism in it....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow '

- Quenching an Insatiable Thirst: “Analysis of Ichabod’s Gluttonous Greed in Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow”...   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving

- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820) by Washington Irving is a classic American tale that has evolved in contemporary media throughout the years. Irving has exemplified traditional American folklore in his characterization of Ichabod Crane, the protagonist of the tale. Ichabod Crane has remained an integral part of the tale in American contemporary media, being interpreted differently in both the film Sleepy Hollow (1999) and the television adaption Sleepy Hollow (2013). Ichabod Crane has evolved just as the story has, evolving from a fear-riddled schoolteacher to a dashing, revolutionary, time traveling hero, and throughout these adaptations he remains an exemplification of American folklore....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow '

- The characters Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones in Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” are an example of two American types, brains and brawn. The brainy American type is intelligent, book smart, and usually thin and tall. The brawny type is characteristically strong, muscular, and street smart, but not necessarily book smart. These descriptions epitomize Irving’s characters Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones. Ichabod Crane is an example of the American type, brains. He is a school teacher, or as Irving describes him, “a pioneer of the mind.” (535) He reads books about witchcraft and believes in the supernatural....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane]

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Analysis Of Washington Irving 's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- I chose the assignment number one, which was to write an analysis of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” A Town that is between the Hudson and Tappan Zee rivers called Greensburgh is a small market town. This village was in New York, which was known as a Dutch settlement. Near this town is a very quiet sleepy hollow. In this small village all the people seem to have a certain quality of drowsiness. But the town seems to be described as haunted with many stories and legends. Washington Irving the writer of the story made “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in 1819....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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Washington Irving 's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Pride has traditionally been regarded as the foremost of the seven deadly sins but it has rather obviously has been overtaken by greed-James Carlos Blake. Greed and superstition play a vital role in Washington Irving’s short story the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, none the less, there seems to be a deeper message that Washington Irving is, trying to convey to his readers. Sleepy Hollow is a fictional story set shortly after the American Revolutionary War....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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The Changing of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- The Changing of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow         "Once upon a time" is the predictable beginning of a fairy tale and "happily ever after" is the ending. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving is a classical myth that defies the conventional standards of a fairy tale. Set in a valley in New England, It's a gothic tale of mystery and suspense that bears no definite ending surrounding the myth of the "Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow" (Heath 1355). The original text created by Irving was intended for the mature reader, a reader who could understand a sense of irony, had knowledge of history, and taste....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving And The Monster By Stephen Crane

- The readings “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving and The Monster by Stephen Crane are to amazing readings. However, these two texts represent violence and conflicts in different ways, which shows that although they have the same concept their tactic for this same concept is used in a different approach. In this two readings the narrator shows us how the conflict that happens in these two different reading connect in some way. For example, in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow it is said, “[..] he borrowed a horse from the farmer with whom he was domiciliated,”(18) Ichabod here has taken a horse form his friend....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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Gender Issues in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Gender Issues in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow  At first glance, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving seems to be an innocent tale about a superstitious New England town threatened by a strange new comer, Icabod Crane. However, this descriptive narrative is more than just a simple tale because it addresses several gender issues that deserve attention. The pervasiveness of female influence in Sleepy Hollow and the conflict between male and female storytelling in this Dutch community are two pertinent gender issues that complicate Irving's work and ultimately enable the women of Sleepy Hollow to control the men and maintain order....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow]

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Favoritism in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Favoritism in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow In Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" he has two main characters, Ichabod Crane and Bram Bones. These two heroic characters both desire the same woman, Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a substantial Dutch farmer. Apart from the fact that they both yearn for the same woman these two men are completely different creatures. In "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", Washington Irving does not hide the fact that he clearly favors Ichabod Crane over Brom Bones....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow]

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Insatiable Desires in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Insatiable Desires in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Contemporary United States natives are known for their consumptive attitudes, which mainly stem from the constant American hustle and bustle for more money, bigger houses, and faster cars. Americans are known for yearning, needing, sometimes even demanding whatever their vast appetites desire. This American concept of prosperity can be found rooted in a popular classic American story written over one hundred and fifty years ago by Washington Irving....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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Abandoning the Puritan Past in Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Abandoning the Puritan Past in Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow One of the first literary movements in America was that of the Puritans. Their writing was intended to instruct on the glories of God and to instigate a reader's reflection on his or her place in God's universe. Nature, in Puritan writing, was a frightening entity. God created nature so that the Puritans (and others less worthy) could scratch out a living in this world, but nature was also where spirits, witches, and demons dwelt, waiting to tempt and afflict the righteous....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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Moral of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Moral of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow In Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the conflict between Enlightenment and Romantic ideals is narrativized. Irving’s story is an exploration of the conflict between these two schools of thought. Irving uses his setting, his characters, and his “moral” (or lack thereof) to critique the Enlightenment. At first reading, “Sleepy Hollow” may seem no more than a dreamy folk tale. But when read in the context of the emerging resistance to Enlightenment thinking, it reveals itself to be a striking denunciation of the ideals of the Enlightenment....   [tags: Irving Legend sleepy Hollow Essays]

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Contemporary Rural America Captured in Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Contemporary Rural America Captured in Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Most Americans probably believe our times are different from Washington Irving’s era. After all, almost 200 years have passed, and the differences in technology and civil liberties alone are huge. However, these dissimilarities seem merely surface ones. When reading “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” I find that the world Irving creates in each story is very familiar to the one in which I grew up....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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The Search for America in Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- The Search for America in Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow        In the early to mid-1800's, Washington Irving was an immensely popular writer heralded as one of the 'great' American writers.  Irving's importance lies especially in "Rip Van Winkle" and " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," the sketches in which he creates the vision of the alternate America(n).  His critique of American society through his main characters-Rip and Ichabod-and the towns in which they live gives shape to an America not usually acknowledged by his contemporaries, and thus crucial to American literary studies today.  J....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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The Romantic American Male in Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans and Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Masculinity of the Romantic American Male in Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans and Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans and Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow are valuable examples of literary heavyweights of the Romantic era, but in addition, can also be used to chart sociological changes within the male gender during pre-Romantic and Romantic years. But because neither Cooper nor Irving’s works should be distanced from their cultural backdrops when considering the socially reflective nature of their work, exploring basic historical conditions surrounding the changing concepts of masculinity can serve as a useful move....   [tags: Legend of Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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Romanticism's Sublime Style in Rip Van Winkle, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Billy Budd

- Romanticism's Sublime Style in Rip Van Winkle, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Billy Budd       "Sublime refers to an aesthetic value in which the primary factor is the presence or suggestion of transcendent vastness or greatness, as of power, heroism, extent in space or time"(Internet Encyclopedia).  This essay will explore different levels of Romanticism's sublime style in Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Herman Melville's Billy Budd. The essay will particularly focus on how the writers incorporate the spiritual and the terror aspects of the sublime into their work....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow

- Comparing Tim Burton’s "Sleepy Hollow" with Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” In examining Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” alongside Tim Burton’s film adaption of the story, titled “Sleepy Hollow,” a number of fascinating similarities and differences emerge. Though elements of the characters and settings of Burton’s film borrow heavily from Irving’s text, the overall structuring of the film is significantly different, and representations of various elements are crucially re-imagined....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]

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Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Rather than attempt to dissect the works of a more obscure writer I've decided to go with America's first well known and widely respected author, Washington Irving. Washington's story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is well known among my peers, but I can accurately assume far less have bothered to read it. I am sure most are familiar with the many movies and cartoon knockoffs the Headless Horseman has spawned. They shall not fret however, as I will explore this literary classic for thy dear lackadaisical MTV generation....   [tags: Irving Sleepy Hollow Analysis]

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Ichabod Crane and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- ... “Ichabod…knew two emotions, and two only. His were fear, and ambition” (Hoffman). He is extremely cowardly in many aspects and the ambition comes from his overwhelming and extravagant greed. Ichabod is easily scared by fictitious superstitions and by other people. In the nights when Ichabod is by himself, singing is the only solace from his fear of the dark night and the supernatural horrors from the legends of Sleepy Hollow. The fabled tales of witches, ghosts, goblins, and especially the headless horseman petrify Ichabod....   [tags: becoming a hero, Washington Irving]

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'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' Film Comparison

- The title of this movie is called The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow; it was published in 1949 and produced by Walt Disney. The narrating voice was Bing Crosby and the directors were Clyde Geronimi and Jack Kinney. The genre was a family/horror animation; the rating for this movie would be ⅘, it had you laughing and some of the scenes surprised you. It was comical when the lady who didn't have a dancing partner danced with Brom Bones. It was also surprising because even though Ichabod’s face wasn’t that glamorous, he still proved to the viewers that he can be the ladies man....   [tags: Disney version vs Washington Irving]

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The Legend Of The Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving

- Gender began as a big part of society many years ago. Feminist scholars have shown how gender is a central component of social and political life. As well as class, race, and sexuality, gender is now understood as one of the essential aspects which shape our lives and determines the distribution of power in our society. In ‘The legend of the sleepy hollow’, Washington Irving creates the character Brom Van Brunt in a way that displays just how one’s gender including society’s understanding of gender affects the social and political sides of the person’s life....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Gender studies, Gender role]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, By Thomas Jefferson

- Early in the year we discussed what it meant to be an American, and we were given the choice to read some great pieces that defined American history until this day. Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence stood out to me the most out of the available texts. Irving’s piece the Legend was a very successful, lustful, suspenseful, creative, and full of questions that left the reader guessing. These attributes are what led to Irving’s work of Art never going out of print since the day it was published more than two hundred years ago....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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Comparing Sleepy Hollow and The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow

- Comparing Sleepy Hollow and The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow Over time, a change has occurred from the typical horror story to a violent and bloody legend. The original short story " The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow" is an example of a simple, yet mysterious fable in which Ichabod Crane acts as the protagonist. Ichabod becomes the victim of the feared headless horseman after believing the superstitious tales of this spirit preying in the night. The film that is supposedly based upon the tale provides a deceiving, yet compelling title of Sleepy Hollow, as one might assume that the film is a reenactment of the short story....   [tags: Papers Compare Contrast Essays Papers]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The short story I have chosen to read by Washington Irving is 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.'; This story takes place in a little village on the Hudson River which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally known as Tarry Town. The main character in the story, Ichabod Crane, who 'tarried'; in Sleepy Hollow came about for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity. The main point of the story began with the arrival of a Negro with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a party at the Van Tassel's mansion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane was a school master in a small town called Sleepy Hollow. He was greatly amazed by the tale of a ghost called ' The headless Horseman';. It was a ghost that roamed the small valley of Sleepy Hollow. Then one dark night Ichabod was chased through the woods by the Headless Horse Man. He mysteriously disappeared. Long ago there was a town called Greenburgh or some called it Tarry Town. Not far from that village lied a valley called Sleepy Hollow. A quiet place it was....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Negative Effects of Superstitions in “Legend of The Sleepy Hollow”

- Superstitious stories are harmful to our everyday lives because the spread ominous myths that were told by families and friends that causes us to think differently in fear. Superstitions can affect us terribly in many ways because they can make us frightened of what we want to commit on what activities we would want to do in our everyday lives. If you’re gullible, you’ll likely encounter terrifying supernatural beings that can possibly ruin your life because you can be affected by paranoia where you start to hear strange terrifying noises that would keep you in fear for rest of your life....   [tags: supernatural, spirit, trick]

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American Gothic in Sleepy Hollow, Ligeia and They Got a Hell of a Band

- American Gothic in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Poe's Ligeia and Stephen King's You Know They Got a Hell of a Band       America is haunted, by headless horsemen and bloody battles, by addiction and a self gratifying obsession with immortality. America has a long-standing tradition with the gothic, and some of our most widely recognized authors, such as Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, and Stephen King, a more recent author borrowed from popular literature, utilize it frequently if not wholly in their writing....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow]

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Eva Luna and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- ... “It had a single vertebral column; and class Omphalosian, one umbilicus for two bodies. The great curiosity was that one head was white by race, and the other black” (Allende 103). Not only did Allende tell us this story because she wanted to entertain us, but because it would make the story more memorable. Storytellers do this to separate their work for the work of others. The comedy that storytellers use is to make their work more meaningful and exciting for its listeners. Another technique storytellers use to make their stories more exciting is the use of drama....   [tags: storytelling, Isabel Allende, Washington Irving]

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The Novel and Film of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- The Novel and Film of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, originally a book written by Washington Irving, is exactly what the title implies, a legend. This legend includes a town that is haunted by a headless horseman and a single man's journey. Many years later, this legend was produced as a movie directed by Tim Burton. Burton stole the title of this legend and added thrill to this now classic storyline. The book and the movie ultimately have to be somewhat similar, because they share a common title, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow....   [tags: Papers Compare Contrast Irving Burton Essays]

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“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”: Washington Irving's Story vs. Tim Burton's Movie

- “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a short story written by Washington Irving. It tells the story of a school teacher who is enamored by the daughter of a wealthy landowner. His daughter named Katrina has two suitors, the school teacher, Ichabod Crane and the more attractive and popular townsperson named Brom. Not only is there a written story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, but in 1999 director Tim Burton created a movie “Sleepy Hollow” loosely based off of the well-known story. The names of the characters and the site of the town are consistent with the story but that is where the similarities between the movie and the story end....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Hawthorne 's Young Goodman Brown And The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- Although at times it is easy to get carried away with the adventure of a story, noticing the elements a writer has put into his work is very important. In reading “Young Goodman Brown” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” you can see both similarities as well as differences of how both Nathaniel Hawthorne and Washington Irving chose to illuminate their romantic writing styles. The writers both use a mystical woodsy setting with supernatural twists to draw in readers. Underlying you will find the differing romantic themes each writer used, as well as how each writer chose to end their work....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown]

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Folk Tale Characteristics in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Folk Tale Characteristics in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of the most well-known stories in American literature, and with good reason. Throughout his story, Washington Irving uses many stylistic ideas to create a fantastically detailed and descriptive romantic folk tale. Irving begins The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with a vivid description of the setting of his story. Beginning with the Dutch history of the area, he goes on to describe the town as "one of the quietest places in the whole world", with a tranquil brook running through it and the sweet sounds of chirping birds all around (1)....   [tags: Washington Irving]

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Analysis Of Irving 's ' Irving '

- Irving was the first author that began writing in a fantasy setting rather than in a factual or religious style. He chose to write for pleasure at a time when most other authors had all published serious pieces. Irving composes with such a style that can take you from literal to literary in a matter of sentences. His use of imagery helps the reader fully understand the mood of the story and how the tale is to be portrayed. Irving is one of the reasons we have nonfiction as a genre today. He dared to write differently in a world that was majorly the same....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow vs. The 1980's Television Movie

- When we compare Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to the 1980 television movie The Legend of Sleepy Hollow starring Meg Foster, Dick Butkus, and Jeff Goldblum, we find that while there are several similarities between the two, there are also some key differences. When we look at various characters as well as the storyline, we see those similarities and differences. Washington Irving’s depiction of Katrina Van Tassel is that she was “a little of a coquette” and liked to mix older and modern fashions—“she wore the…stomacher of the older time; and withal a provokingly short petticoat, to display the prettiest foot and ankle” (Irving 325)—because they accentuated her bes...   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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Story Telling: A Potent Tool In Ian McEwan's Atonement and Washington Irvin's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

- Although storytelling can be seen as a form of creative writing, the novel Atonement by Ian McEwan and the short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irvin both suggest that storytelling serves as a means for exaggerating actual events. This is significant because the partially deceitful elements tend to mold the reader’s judgment of what really happens. In the novel Atonement by Ian McEwan, Thirteen year old Briony Tallis is gifted with the ability of words. Briony’s ability to tell stories often leaves the audience questioning whether Briony’s account of events actually took place or if they are a mere figment of her imagination....   [tags: Character Analysis, Mystery]

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Comparing Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow the Movie to the Book

- Comparing Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow the Movie to the Book ?The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. is a short story by Washington Irving. Based on a well-known legend, this story tells the tale of the disappearance of the main character, Ichabod Crane. An effective ghost story, Irving leaves you guessing what the truth is behind the ending. The movie Sleepy Hollow is Hollywood?s portrayal of Irving?s original story. Although the movie is similar to the story in the beginning, the movie takes a twist that leads in another direction that strays far from the original plot....   [tags: Washington Irving Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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Sleepy Hollow: The Film and The Story

- Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” was adapted into a movie titled “Sleepy Hollow” directed by Tim Burton nearly two centuries after the original publication. When the story was adapted as a film, several extensive changes were made. A short story easily read in one sitting was turned into a nearly two-hour thriller, mystery, and horror movie by incorporating new details and modifying the original version of the story. The short story relates the failed courtship of Katrina Van Tassel by Ichabod Crane....   [tags: Literary Comparison]

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Adaptations Made in the Sleepy Hollow TV Series

- The ability to not take itself too seriously was, at the beginning, one of the winning cards thanks to which Sleepy Hollow has walked away from the gaming table with my interest in its pocket. But now that the first season has ended, i feel the series could aim to become way more than a funny and bizarre entertainement. Ideally the premises to do everything wrong were all there. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the short story penned by Washington Irving, has been adapted many times including a silent movie....   [tags: soldier, friendship, modernity ]

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Sleepy Hollow:Heads Will Roll

- Sleepy Hollow:Heads Will Roll Have you ever heard of The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. It’s a wonderful story, written by Washington Irving in 1819. It was then made into a movie entitled Sleepy Hollow by the gothic film maker Tim Burton in 1999. Basically, it tells the story of a constable named Ichabod Crane sent to a small Dutch community called Sleepy Hollow in the state of New York to investigate the deaths of many people found with their heads cut off. The locals say that the murders have been committed by the legendary Headless Horseman and Ichabod does not believe this, but with the help of the fair Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of the town’s richest man, and the young son of one of t...   [tags: Art]

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Irving's Portrayal of Women in His Novels

- In his stories the women were not portrayed as nice. Women were usually nagging and would fight with their husbands. Some critics felt that Irving took an anti-feminism approach to his writing. However some critic feel that The Legend of Sleepy Hollow shows importance of marriage. Some critics also argue the quality of his work. Some pieces of his work are considered remarkable. While other pieces of his work are considered not to be that good. Irving’s health was also not very good and he had tuberculosis....   [tags: sleepy hollow, RIP van winkle]

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Irving Textual Analysis of "The Legend Of Sllepy Hollow"

- Textual Analysis of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" 1.) Romantic Description: a. pg. 715 - "there is a little valley, or rather lap of land, among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world.  A small brook glides through it, with just a murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail, or tapping of a woodpecker, is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquility." Irving describes nature as an untouchable force.  He ignores the realism of nature and reveals only the beauty it holds.  It is the stereotypical description of Mother Nature.  Irving makes it sound so tranquil as if this place doesn’t e...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Theme of Horror in the Sleepy Hollow

- Theme of Horror in the Sleepy Hollow The film Sleepy Hollow is a fantasy/gothic horror film; the rating 15 tells us it probably has some gore in it. As we watch the film, some parts could also be described as thriller. The director Tim Burton is known for his love of Hammer horror films and before starting work on this film he encouraged his team to watch Hammer horror films like "Black Sunday" and "The Fearless Vampire Killers", as this was the effect he wanted to put across in Sleepy Hollow....   [tags: Papers]

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The Opening Sequence of Sleepy Hollow

- The Opening Sequence of Sleepy Hollow The very first thing the audience sees when watching this film is a thick red liquid dripping onto a parchment. Because the audience expects the film to be a horror film, they automatically think the liquid is blood. Seeing this image makes the audience assume someone has been murdered or at least injured. This one picture spurs questions in a person's mind like, 'who does the blood belong to?' and 'Has someone been killed?' The audience will want these questions answered, so they will continue to watch....   [tags: Papers]

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Sleepy Hollow Film Review

- ‘Sleepy Hollow’ film Review Blood and murder usually go down a treat for the people who love gore but this is not the case in the movie ‘Sleepy Hollow’. Repetition is the key to an ultimately predictable film. Just as in any other film we see a substance with a resemblance to blood fall onto a piece of paper. This tells our minds the movie will have elements of horror. Then two hands, male and female, clasp. A headless horseman then appears decapitating an innocent man on the run in the woods....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Opening Scenes of Sleepy Hollow and the Truman Show

- The Opening Scenes of Sleepy Hollow and the Truman Show In this essay I shall be concentrating upon the role of the director, looking at the films Sleepy Hollow and The Truman Show. The director has enormous power and authority for everything that happens on the film set. The two directors of Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton) and The Truman Show (Peter Weir) both set out to make different kind of films. Tim Burton set out to make a gothic horror film whereas Peter Weir set out to make a serious comedy....   [tags: Papers]

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Issues that Need to Be Adressed when Advising Amy About Sleepy Hollow Nursing Home's Assets and Liabilities

- ... Due to the facts within the scenario explicitly stating that Amy was aware of the revocation, one cannot counter-argue the method of communication. If this information had been omitted from the facts, Amy’s acceptance would have been valid and Delphine would have been liable for breaching the contract because the revocation of the offer would not have been communicated to Amy sufficiently. In advising Amy, the Nursing Home does not have the right to sue Delphine because Danny did not have to keep the offer open for a week and his revocation of the offer made by Danny on behalf of Delphine was sufficiently communicated....   [tags: is Ben's letter an offer, right to withdrawal]

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A Comparison of two Gothic Horror Films, Sleepy Hollow and The Lost Boys

- A Comparison of two Gothic Horror Films, Sleepy Hollow and The Lost Boys Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton) and The Lost Boys (Joel Schumacher) are fairly recent films, they both use specific camera shots to portray different characters, however, The Lost Boys, recorded in 1987 has fewer special effects than Sleepy Hollow, for at the time of the making of The Lost Boys, fewer facilities were available, compared to when Sleepy Hollow was filmed in 1999. Lost Boys is in some ways a tragedy, about a group of Vampires who had been taken over by the villain, (as the title "Lost Boys" suggests) who we are led to believe is David, the leader of the group of Vampires, but is in f...   [tags: Papers]

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Women in Beowulf and Arthurian Legend

- Women in Beowulf and Arthurian Legend A common theme in the stories we have read is that glory, happiness, and success come in cycles (this theme is commonly represented as "the wheel of fortune"). This theme is present in the Arthurian tales, as well as in Beowulf. Each story tells a tale (or part of a tale) of a rise to glory, and the proceeding fall to disarray. The men always were the kings and warriors, but the women played different roles in the different stories. The women of Beowulf were used to bind up peace (or were peaceful women), whereas the women of Arthurian legend tended to disturb the peace and cause strife....   [tags: Females Beowulf Arthurian Legend Essays]

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Ichabod Crane: The Man and the Movie

- Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a magnificent short story, with action, superstition, and a little humor all rolled into one. The story of the headless horseman has scared little children of Sleepy Hollow for many years. Then along came Hollywood and decided that Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” needed something more. Hollywood needed a more exciting main character in Ichabod Crane and story line to appeal to the twentieth century. Washington Irving had to write in a way that the reader could visualize Ichabod Crane and how utterly terrified he was of everything, whereas, Hollywood could use its own Jonny Depp to deliver a wonderful performance....   [tags: Character Analysis, comparative]

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The Remains of a Legend’s Title

- Alexander the Great is a great example to this new title change, he was known as a legend, a hero and even the Messiah. Alexander was born on the summer of 356 BC and died in the month of Daisios (June) 323 BC. His parents are Olympias and Philip, Olympias was the princess of the Molossia in Epirus, which was named after Andromache and Neoptolemus son. Neoptolemus is the same man who slain King Priam, and is also the son of Achilles. So it is said that Alexander was a descendant of the “flawed hero of the Illiad”....   [tags: Alexander The Great, Legend, Hero, History]

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History and Legend Behind The Giant Squid

- Throughout history and legend, people have told of a giant creature that lurked at the depth of the ocean. They have told of a massive beast, with arms 60 feet long. This creature supposedly would destroy ships and devour people whole. It was feared for centuries, and named the Kracken. Not too terribly long ago, this creature was proven by science. It was proven to be not a demon, but a species of massive Squid. The Giant Squid is, as the name describes, a massive squid, of the genus architeuthis, which can grow up to 43 feet long, and weigh more than half a ton....   [tags: legend, ocean, evidance ]

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Death and Creation in The Hollow Men

- Throughout the semester, we have read many poems by many well-known authors. All of these poems were worthy of the literary merit they received, but I would like to write this paper on a poem that is equally as wonderful. I will be writing this paper on T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men.” This is an incredibly poetic work that is just simply brilliant. I will be discussing how Eliot constantly uses death and creation images to strengthen the theme of the poem. Throughout this entire poem, there is an ever-present theme of death....   [tags: Hollow Men Essays]

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Emptiness in The Hollow Men

- Emptiness in The Hollow Men      After Eliot had published The Waste Land, he felt as though he had not been able to fully convey the sense of desperation and emptiness in that work. Beginning with "Doris’s Dream Songs" and "Eyes I Last Saw in Tears," he explored these themes, eventually uniting all such poems in The Hollow Men. The end product is a work that, unlike The Waste Land and its ultimate chance for redemption, has only the indelible emptiness of the hollow men as its conclusion. The hollow men are those who, in life, did not act on their beliefs; they resisted any action at all, and as a result stagnate eternally in "the Shadow," a land in between heaven and hell, completely i...   [tags: Hollow Men Essays]

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Analysis of The Legend of Big Liz

- The Legend of Big Liz During the Civil War there was a slave girl named Elizabeth...who worked on a plantation in Dorchester County. Her owner was a very wealthy man who was extremely paranoid that he would lose his assets if the war reached his home and the North won. As things began turning out poorly for the Confederates, the owner decided to hide his treasures in the Greenbriar Swamp. He took Elizabeth, who he called Liz, deep into the swamp and had her dig a hole to bury the treasure in. After the hole was dug and the treasure placed in it, the owner knocked Liz over the head and into the hole with his shovel....   [tags: Ghost Story Urban Legend]

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The Sword in the Stone of the Arthurian Legend

- The Sword in the Stone of the Arthurian Legend King Arthur and the knights of the round table belong to a long line of books and stories of the Arthurian legend. Merlin, Lancelot, The lady of the lake, King Arthur, and Excaliber are all very important in the Arthurian legend. In this essay we will talk about King Arthur, the knights of the round table, and Merlin in the famous story, The sword in the stone.      The Sword in the stone is a book about an adopted child named wart. He is of royal blood and does not know this....   [tags: Arthurian Legend Sword Stone Essays]

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Man Causes the Destruction of the Human Race: "I Am Legend" and "Z For Zachariah"

- The film ‘I Am Legend’ and the novel ‘Z For Zachariah’ were chosen to be studied together for my connected text assignment. Originally I chose the film because I enjoyed it; I then matched it to a text based on similarities in theme. Both ‘I Am Legend’ and ‘Z For Zachariah’ are based on the same theme; that of man as the cause of the destruction of the human race. While the settings and characters are vastly different; as is the cause of destruction, both the main characters are faced with tough decisions that must be made in order to survive a major man made disaster....   [tags: I Am Legend, Z For Zachariah, ]

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Urban Legend of the The Monster's Chase

- The Monster's Chase Background and Story It was late on a weekday night a couple of weeks ago when I was unexpectedly told an urban legend by a friend of mine in my dorm. I brought up a report I had to prepare about a local urban legend and my desire to find someone who knew a tale of the “Goatman,” a famous figure in folklore. My friend immediately recounted to me a story about a hairy monster that sounded rather similar. He had been told the story by a member of his group one night at a youth hostel in Japan during an organized trip....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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The World Of The Dark But Brilliant Art Of Writing

- The World of the Dark but Brilliant Art of Writing In the early 1700s literature became a way to influence people as social media is to the world now. Literature has evolved through the years as in the mid-1700s through 1800s when literature took on a new movement and changed how stories and poems are written it was the birth of Romanticism for the world. Romanticism shaped many of our modern views and has some of the world’s famous novels and authors such as Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, who has a big influence in America writing....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Romanticism, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Futility of Life Exposed in T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men

- Futility of Life Exposed in T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men      The 'Hollow Men', by T.S Eliot, is a reflection on the emptiness, futility and misery of modern life. It is also a reflection on the problems involved in human communication, and on the meaning (or lack of it) to life. Eliot uses religious and desert symbolism, biblical and literary allusions, repetition, parody and deliberately sparse, controlled language to convey the themes of the poem. The poem opens with two epigraphs - "MISTAH KURTZ - HE DEAD" and "A penny for the Old Guy"....   [tags: Hollow Men Essays T S Eliot Papers]

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The Legend of the Goatman

- Goatman The story I collected, entitled “Goatman,” was recounted by a nineteen year old male sophomore at the University. The person who told the story is a white male whose father is an engineer and mother stays at home. After I inquired if he knew of any local urban legends, he first told the story of Hell House; and as we both live in Ellicott City and have never actually seen this mysterious building, we decided to pay it a visit. It was a foggy night on March 21st during our school’s spring break as we slowly cruised through the back roads near the Howard and Baltimore county line....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of Vanishing Hitchhiker in Pakistan

- The Vanishing Hitchhiker in Pakistan During my search for stories, I met a sophomore, nineteen year old male student who is majoring in Chemistry and Math. His parents are from Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. Currently, he lives in Maryland. His father is a cardiologist and his mother is a housewife. His parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970's. The source says this story is known by almost three quarters of the people living in Pakistan. His uncle initially told him the story when he went back to Pakistan for the first time....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story]

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Source of the Legend of Dracula

- Dracula Reconsidered Background: The legend of Dracula is a renowned tale told all over the world. Created by Irish writer, Bram Stoker, the story was inspired by the Romanian ruler, Vlad Dracul. The story teller was a Caucasian 49-year-old male. He was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania and was quite familiar with the past history of and current events in the country. He identified with the Romanian orthodox religion. The Story: “Everyone knows the story of Dracula. [Walks around the table, moves his hands as he speaks.] He has been depicted in novels, movies, and paintings....   [tags: Legends]

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The Hollow Men

- At a point in all mortal’s existence, there will be a moment when their soul is between two states of being, waiting to be judged. Without the fearlessness and faith to move on to the afterlife, they will spend eternity stuck in purgatory. When T. S. Eliot wrote “The Hollow Men,” he used symbolism, imagery, and repetition to share his insight to address the lack of courage and faith that plagues every human being. T. S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men” is a dramatic monologue, free verse poem that consists of five parts that could be considered five separate poems....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Taking a Look at the Romanticist Movement

- American Romanticism values feeling, intuition, and individual freedom. The Romanticist Movement, which took place in the early 19th century, included literary elements that had previously never been seen in literature. Primary characteristics of romanticism are the valuing of feeling over intuition, placing faith in the inner experience and imagination, and shunning the artificiality of society for nature’s beauty. Earlier American literary works had been composed primarily of folklore, politics, and religion....   [tags: appeal to passion and emotion of mankind]

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Sin and Morality in Our World

- There are numerous causes of sin in the world. Many think that sin is caused by Satan. Other, more religious people, believe it is the result of turning away from God. Neither of these answers are necessarily wrong. It all depends on the person’s moral standing. In Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a corrupted morality proves to be the basis for sin. For instance, greed is a great example of a corrupted morality. Ichabod Crane, the main character in the “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a victim of this greed....   [tags: corruption, wealth, greed]

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Legend of the Body in the Bed

- Body in the Bed The legend of the “Body in the Bed” has been retold over and over again for years. It is a very popular story, usually taking place at a hotel or motel in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, or in a remote location in the desert nearby (“Strange Smells from the Hotel Bed”). Various “spin-offs” and variations to the legend have arisen since its inception, believed to be in the early 1990s. Many examples supporting the legend have come to the surface over time. They provide a possible explanation to the origin of the legend....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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The Problem Of Driving While Sleepy

- Many people can say they have been in accidents but not many can say they have lived to tell the story. My father is one didn’t live to tell his story, my father worked three jobs at the age of 19.One day he was coming home at one A.M after his nine hour shift. It was a cold, muggy, and rainy night. Driving by he could only see subtle headlights flashing lights. We lived in rural Virginia, so it’s not many street lights along the road. He had been working all day and fell asleep at the wheel, drove off the road into the woods....   [tags: Driving, Driver's license, Driver's education]

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The Clown Doll: An Urban Legend

- The Clown Doll: An Urban Legend When my friends and I were younger, we loved to tell each other scary stories late at night at sleepovers. This memory resurfaced this past February as three friends and I exchanged tales late one night while on a trip in New Jersey. All of the stories were entertaining, but this purportedly “true” urban legend remained in my mind long after the other accounts. “The Clown Doll” was told by a twenty-year old, Christian female University biology major. She was born and raised in Pittsburg, PA, which is where she heard the story and where the story itself is set....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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The Cuban Legend of the Owl and the Sijú

- The Owl and the Sijú The legend of "La lechuza y el sijú" ("The Owl and the Sijú") is a popular and old Cuban legend. I collected this legend on March 17th, when I first talked to Denise Corte, my co-worker at my campus job, about this particular class assignment. She is a Brazilian doctoral student whose thesis is based on a Cuban theater group. She traveled to Cuba to follow this theater group that primarily focuses their plays on Cuban legends. When she heard about my assignment she was enthusiastic, as her dissertation is based on the exploration of Cuban legends....   [tags: Urban Legends Siju]

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The Legend of The Scottish Play

- The Legend of "The Scottish Play" 1) Background I interviewed a freshman theater major at the University on the topic of urban legends. The interview was conducted in my dormitory room. The nineteen-year-old female college student is originally from Delaware, and her parents are both real estate appraisers. When inquired about urban legends, she recalled the theater lore and superstitions that she knew intimately as an actress. The interviewee was particularly eager to talk about the curse associated with Macbeth, the Scottish Play....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of the Kidney Thieves

- The Kidney Thieves Urban legends are apocryphal stories involving incidents of the recent past, often including elements of humor and horror that spread quickly and are popularly believed to be true (1). They reflect society's deepest fears and anxieties. One urban legend can be retold with different settings and people, but the central theme or idea remains constant. The appeal of these legends is the possibility they can be true and that they bring out the listeners' deepest fears. The storyteller in the following urban legend is a nineteen-year old man from Annapolis, Maryland....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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The Overall Value of Superstitions

- Superstitious stories are harmful to our everyday lives because the spread ominous myths that were told by families and friends that causes us to think differently in fear. Superstitions can affect us terribly in many ways because they can make us frightened of what we want to commit on what activities we would want to do in our everyday lives. If you’re gullible, you’ll likely encounter terrifying supernatural beings that can possibly ruin your life; therefore, superstitious can be very harmful if not taken care of because it can make you experience paranoia....   [tags: cutlural beliefs, the supernatural]

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Urban Legend of Car Headlights

- Lights Out In preparation for this writing assignment, I interviewed about 15 students at the University to collect their urban legends. One legend, often called “Lights Out,” was mentioned by just about all of the students I interviewed. Those who did not mention it on their own recognized it when I described it. I interviewed a 19-year-old male sophomore who anticipates getting into the School of Business. He transferred from Community College this past fall, and currently lives with a relative in a nearby off-campus home....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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