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  • Rip Van Winkle

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    myth." Robert M. Meyers, a famous critic, said this about Washington Irving's amazing talent in writing short stories in literature. "Rip Van Winkle" is one of Washington's most famous short stories. Washington does a fantastic job in the story using the themes of martial conflict and American Revolution. Throughout the story, both seem very noticeable. "Rip Van Winkle" covers many literary elements, all of which are very noticeable to the reader. He makes them easier to point out so that the reader

  • Rip Van Winkle

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    In this story, there seems to be something mythical and something factual. The myth is the long night sleep of Rip and the fact is the changing events of the revolution. In this story, the author gives us an overall view on a life of a village in the Kaatskill mountains area. Rip Van Winkle is the central character of this story. Irving Washington builds Rip with a quite strange characteristic that makes people hard to understand. He is nice and kind in the eyes of the villages. He is not a lazy

  • Depression In Rip Van Winkle

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    For many generations, people around the world have read the short story of Rip Van Winkle,. The story was originally published in a book called “The sketch Book……………..” written by American author Washington Irving………………………. The story itself takes place around a small village near the Hudson River in a time around the American Revolution era where Great Britain still had control of the colonies. Irving uses effective writing to show the reader as much detail as possible to understand where and what

  • Reflection Of Rip Van Winkle

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    Irving Washington's story Rip Van Winkle is a true reflection of the emergency of America's mythology. Irving comprehensively describes the life and transformation of Rip Van Winkle in a comical manner that by the end of the story plot makes the reader realize that Rip Van Winkle is actually a reflection or image of America. Throughout the plot of the story, Irving successfully incorporates and develops three traits in the story that are peculiar in mythological stories; the setting of the story

  • Rip Van Winkle Analysis

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    The Life of Rip Van Winkle In Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle, the main character Rip represents the United States. Throughout this entire story Mr. Winkle is having a tremendous amount of trouble struggling to find himself. He left home and came back to the same problems he was dealing with before he left. One of his main reasons for leaving was to get away from his nagging wife. Rip’s biggest problem was that he was very lethargic. While Mr. Winkle was a pleasant man, his laziness affected

  • Rip Van Winkle

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    Rip Van Winkle "Rip Van Winkle" is about a man named Rip Van Winkle, who lived in a little Dutch town in the Hudson Valley. Everyone in the town was very fond of him because he would help anyone who needed help and he would play with the children. The thing he couldn't do was tend to his farm because it seemed that everything he did failed, so he would go out and fish or go to the town inn and listen to the gossip. His wife Dame Van Winkle would get angry at him for being lazy and not tending

  • Rip Van Winkle Analysis

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    Passivity of Rip Van Winkle In life you encounter many different kinds of people. Some people worry about everything, are always in a rush, and it seems they don’t enjoy life. Others seem to take a more passive approach to living, and seem to seldom worry about what is going on around them and are content to just be happy with their life. Rip Van Winkle is a character that seems to show no concern for anything. He is happy to just let life happen. Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” is a short story

  • Rip Van Winkle Analysis

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    California Irving had written Rip Van Winkle with the America citizens in mind. At now community was changing significantly. America was trying to go through difficult with developing their own identification. America was seeking to have an identification that would set them totally exempt from English lifestyle and concept. Irving uses his main character, Rip Van Winkle, to indicate America. Rip goes through the same challenges that America was going through presently before and after the Trend

  • "Rip Van Winkle": An Analysis

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    The tale of ‘Rip Van Winkle’ can be read as a political allegory of Britain’s relation with her American colonies and as an Anti-Feminist discourse. These readings can be defined through analysis of the dynamics between Rip Van Winkle and the Dame. From this one can explore the themes of Monarchy, the Ego, Marriage and Motherhood. The strong and dominate character of the Dame and the Passive idleness of rip creates a strong allusion to the relations between Great Britain and her colonies. The

  • Describiing Dame Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle by Washington Carver

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    Rip Van Winkle Project Part 1: -Washington Irving describes Dame Van Winkle’s demeanor towards Rip Van Winkle as “a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use”. Most bladed tools like knives are used to cut things, and often need to be resharpened as the blades wear down over time. But Irving states that with common use, sharp language or cursing will not have “to be resharpened” and will eventually be used without thought. Dame Van Winkle is known for her hot temper