These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Alternate Character Interpretation: There is a strong recent trend to make Ichabod Crane, not merely the protagonist of the story, but actually an heroic character, while Brom Bones is regarded as at best a Jerk Jock — which are both far from Irving's intention to have Bones be the hero and Ichabod a superstitious wimpy moocher. On the other hand, Ichabod seemed more interested in his girlfriend's father's money than his girlfriend, so it's also kinda easy to make him an Asshole Victim.
The Horseman: a Scooby-Doo Hoax by Brom Bones used to scare Ichabod away, or a real demonic figure back from the dead to haunt the forest?
For that matter, even if it was Brom, did he really just scare Crane off, or use the locals' belief in the Horseman to get away with a much darker manner of disposing of his rival?
At least one adaptation had it both ways: Bones tried to scare off Crane as a fake horseman but gets knocked out in the process, only for the real Horseman to show up!