While at first intimidated by the rider's physical size and presence, Crane quickly notices that the rider's head is on his saddle, rather than where it belonged on his neck.
In a frenzied panic, Crane races his horse to the covered bridge next to the Old Dutch Burial Ground where the legend says the Horseman would vanish, according to rule, in a flash of fire and brimstone.
But the original story doesn't quite paint the same picture.
In fact, it is a work of speculative fiction, allowing room for interpretation and with an open ending left to the reader's imagination.
Burton uses some of the same tactics in "Sleepy Hollow" to make the viewers feel that they are actually in the town itself.
The color that Burton uses is awesome in its own since. Written by Washington Irving, the short story was first published in 1820 and continues to be a popular Halloween tale today, especially because it includes a ghost story about a mysterious headless horseman.A short piece of gothic literature filled with pranks and humor, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is one of Irving's most enduring works.Tim Burton has a mystical talent for putting stories into setting that no one would ever dream of and making them work together.In Sleepy Hollow Tim shows the audience that this is not a happy town.Thesis: Tim Burton uses a gothic setting to depict the dark unchanging mood of Sleepy Hollow.In the movie "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", Tim Burton incorporates his patented Gothic look to help express the mood and attitude of the town and the people in it.Audience: Middle class people of any race, gender, or location, between the ages of 18 and 60 with atleast a 12th grade reading level who has read the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.Purpose: To analyze "Sleepy Hollow", so my readers will be convinced to believe that Tim Burton turns Sleepy Hollow into a gothic setting to set the mood of the story.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is a well known tale of a small town's superstitions and the terror of a Headless Horseman.The famous images this story evokes are of a horseman with his head in his hands chasing the townspeople across a covered bridge.