“Compare and Contrasting Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow” – An Example Paper

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow are books written by the same author Washington Irving. The stories both contain supernatural stories of ghosts that are linked to the characters. In the first story, Rip encountered the ghosts and he was away from the town for twenty years then he returned and he narrates the story to the people while Mane in the Legend of Sleepy hollow encounters a headless rider that scared him and he disappeared from the town completely. The leading casts in both stories are all from the Dutch origin. Both stories contain a section where the leading cast has an encounter in the woods where the unusual events to take place.
The two stories are written based on New York town however with varying towns as Rip Van Winkle is in Catskill Mountain and the Legend of the Sleepy Hollow is in Tarry Town. The author writes the two stories as a narration.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was set after the American Revolution while the Rip Van Winkle was written based on the period before the revolution and after the revolution when the leading cast wakes up. The stories are different with the Legend of Sleepy Hollow writing about a man who wanted to marry Katrina but failed in his quest and he was haunted by the ghosts of the past from the stories he had heard. The story of Rip Van Winkle is a tale about a man who was taking a stroll in the woods and he find people drinking and he joins them. The man later wakes up many years later after the revolution has already taken place.