Literary Devices In The Legend Of Sleepy Horsewood

1867 Words 8 Pages
Literary devices can change major elements in stories if they are altered, resulting in massive changes leading to a different literary device as a product. Some literary devices have little effect on the plot and story if altered accordingly, such as universal broad themes. In the stories of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, “Rappaccini’s Daughter”, and “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” there are many differences in literary devices in the adaptations into movies; such as the character portrayal, the overall theme, and how the eras of the films affected the adaptations of the stories. A major change in these adaptations can be viewed from the alterations of the stories characters: minor and major. In the love story, “Rappaccini’s Daughter”, …show more content…
Because of this, many aspects had been changed, such as characters, plot and theme. Elaboration of such can be described as unnecessary horror and plot lines such as initially nonexistent deaths and rivalry’s to the point of which the original story’s theme had become so small that it seemed like the filmmakers threw it into the film to appeal to even more of an audience. The plot of revenge and money over a will was inserted into the plot to replace the blatantly common love story (Burton, Sleepy Hollow). In its counterpart, there was much less drama over horror and fear for the ‘headless horseman’ - a seemingly unimportant plot device to make a lesson of the main character, Crane. As said, the real reason for the story, the romance between Crane and Katrina, was ill treated until desperate times in the new story line of the film to add cheesy love moments and motivation. This being said, the horror drama was the theme driving the story. Another story shares the fate of an altered story to form an attachment to the audience. This being said, in “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, various added scenes before the original events of the story include that of meeting the cast and seeing a daily life for them (Haines, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall). This appeals to the audience because the era the film was made was one with a simple outlook to show how many fictional characters were similar to the everyday person. In the story by Porter, the atmosphere is indirectly expressed as dark and lonely after the audience may realize the truth to plot. The truth to the plot of many stories, as seen Irving’s, can be changed by the era, but not as much as we could guess. In the final selection, “Rappaccini’s Daughter”, the era places little role of the

Related Documents