Literary Devices Of The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, Rappaccini 's Daughter And The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall

1867 Words Nov 12th, 2015 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”, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there are minor changes that don’t really affect the overall film. Following the plot, setting, and theme’s closely, only the pure introduction of characters differs in the story on-screen. Professor Baglioni, a friend of the main character’s, Giovanni’s, dad, had a slightly different relationship to the scientist that the story was created from: Dr. Rappaccini. In the short story, he seemingly has a more hands-on feel to his and the botanists relationship, and it comes across as more of a slim rivalry than just knowing each other’s names (Hawthorne 67). Other details the film didn’t add in its final cut include minor details adding to the relationship of the main lovers, Giovanni and Beatrice, Rappaccini’s…

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