Monday, October 24, 2011

Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow text by Washington Irving depicts a haunted  valley outside a market-town in upstate New York. The dominant spirit that haunts Sleepy Hollow is a "figure on horseback without a head", according to popular legend the head was shot off by a cannon ball during battle. Many tales about the hessian are told throughout the community regarding different encounters with this spirit. For example, Brom Bones' tale about the horseman proclaims that the "hessian [is] an arrant jockey" not taking the spirit seriously. Although the text creates the illusion of the headless horseman as being dangerous, he only harms Ichabod thereby diffusing some of his evil. In comparison, the movie of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow directed by Tim Burton portrays this dominant spirit as a heavily feared creature, a headless horseman. This horseman used to be an incredible warrior, until he was killed than his dead body resurrected to behead people. In the movie the hessian is unstoppable since he is already dead, creating a common lethal threat to the entire community. Ichabod is sent to Sleepy Hollow to solve the crimes of this lethal horseman, due to the  popular rising fear. In the end, the viewers learn this horseman was controlled by the evil step-mom to avenge her family by killing community members. I found that the movie had more action and drama, which led to me to like/enjoy it more.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Digital Vs Paper

I believe both Dustin and Hannah's argument are both valid, but times have changed. We are now living in the 21st century and we have to start conserving our natural resources. I believe that Dustins argument is more accurate for America, becoming a more technological country rather than staying with paper in the past

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

To Benjamin Franklin

Yo Ben whats good,
I totally agree with your idea your trying to get across. We are far too opinionated and prejudice in our position as Americans. It is human nature to judge others without knowing them, however we take it to the extreme. I believe as a country we can open our eyes and learn to appreciate differences other than judge them. It would be wonderful if we could establish a healthier relationship with the Indians are they have a lot to offer/teach us. Our narrow mindedness only serves to hurt us as a fast developing nation.