In Rip Van Winkle, why do you think it is significant that the portrait of King George is replaced by the portrait of George Washington and Van Winkle cannot tell the difference between the two? In the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, how does Irving use Nature as both a narrative device? Look closely at the descriptions of characters. If you have not looked at the Powerpoint on Romanticism yet, please be sure to do so. And for fun, you may take a look at Disneys Sleepy Hollow film. It is actually fairly true to the story.