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Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Film adaptations. Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Quiz. 30 minutes Hold onto it when you’re finished. No talking or texting Next quiz on 10/25 (A) or 10/28 (B). Warm Up Questions. Why does Washington Irving decide to include a narrator? What is the effect on the story? What do we know about him?

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Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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  1. Film adaptations Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  2. Quiz • 30 minutes • Hold onto it when you’re finished. • No talking or texting • Next quiz on 10/25 (A) or 10/28 (B)

  3. Warm Up Questions • Why does Washington Irving decide to include a narrator? What is the effect on the story? What do we know about him? • Discuss the contrast between Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones. What might they represent? • What do you think happens in the end? Why? • What is the moral presented at the end of the story? Your reaction?

  4. Group Work • Define unknown vocabulary • Annotate for and research allusions • Write a short 3-4 sentence summary of the section • Adapt it for modern audiences • Think rap, children’s book, Gossip Girl post, etc.

  5. “Sleepy Hollow” TV show • TV show trailer • In what ways have they adapted the show for modern audiences? Why?

  6. Tim Burton’s adaptation • Trailer • How does it change the story if Ichabod Crane is an investigator rather than a school teacher? • Back Story • Why does Burton decide to add a back story to the headless horseman? What does this add to the plot? • Safe in the Church • How does the idea of finding sanctuary in a church relate to American gothic motifs?

  7. Tim Burton continued • The Devil's Fire • How does this clip compare the rational world of men to the irrational world of the supernatural? • The Horsemen Emerges • How does this clip characterize the supernatural world? • Beheading the Magistrate • Although this clip depicts a scene not in Irving original story, how does it reinforce American gothic ideals?

  8. Disney Adaptation • Disney Legend of Sleepy Hollow • 0:00-8:00 Character Introduction • 20:35-24:00 Legend of Headless Horseman • 24:00 Crane’s Encounter with the Headless Horseman • How does Disney change it’s adaptation for its audience? • How to the characters compare to the original? • How would this film change if it was made today? • Why does Disney also leave the ending open to interpretation?

  9. Homework • Motif Chart- Only one text to go! It will be due on 10/23-24. • Next rhetorical quiz 10/25 (A) or 10/28 (B). • Argumentative TW next class • Review outline format

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