Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sleepy Hollow: Movie vs. Book

There are many differences between the book and the movie. The main difference is the way Ichabod is portrayed in the movie versus the way he is portrayed in the story. In the movie, he seems more manly, good looking, and stronger (more Johnny Depp-ish). The character in the story is described as awkward looking and not very attractive, and loses the "competition" for Katrina's affection. In the movie, Ichabod is sent to Sleepy Hollow as a detective to get to the bottom of the mystery, and essentially save the lives of everyone there. As he does this, he falls in love with Katrina Van Tassel, and contrary to the story, wins her affection. The most prominent difference between the story and the movie is the ending, while in the movie Ichabod is seen as a hero, but in the story, he disappears. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Just kidding this was posted when it was supposed to be

I agree with Dustin's opinion because I don't think we should waste paper. Everything is accessible through the internet, and physical books are just going to be lost, sold, or ruined. Also with the internet, you can find different opinions on the books, different takes and views, and it can help you better understand what is being said.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Homework September 27th

In Ben Franklin's argument, he talks about the different values of cultures, specifically those of the Indians and English settlers. He talks about the fact that different skills or talents are more or less valuable to certain cultures. For instance, when the English offered to bring some Indian men to their prestigious schools, they politely declined, because the English form of education would do one no good in the wilderness. Native Americans need to know how to hunt, make houses and necessities, and many other things in order to survive in the wild. When the Native Americans declined the offer of education, they instead offered to take some Englishmen into the wilderness to learn their way of life. But those skills were again useless to the English.