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1. It all began in the Hundson by the unforgettable Kuatskill Mountain. There was a man named Rip Van winkle. He was living in a little village that was founded by the Dutch Colonists, in the early times of the province, just about the beginning of the government of the good Peter Stuyvesant (449). Rip Van Winkle was a kind of man who takes things very easy. Therefore he moved from time he hates, to the time where he doesn't recall, and then to his preference.
2. He was the kind of person who wants to help everybody. He have been known and loved by all kids in the village. Even no dogs would bark at him. On the other hand Rip van Winkle at his house he was unable to keep his farm in order and to help do his family duties. Even his children are in a bad condition, they wear old ragged second-hand clothes. Besides the dominance and aggressiveness of his wife, he was satisfied with his own life and his idleness. His dog and best friend wolf shows the same traits of character as Rip and suffers in the same way from the punishments and the sharp tongue of Rip's wife. The only liberty he has is to escape to frequent a club of idle persons of the village. Poor Rip was at last reduced almost to despair; and his only alternative to escape from the labor of the farm and the clamor of his wife, was to take gun in hand, and stroll away into the woods (452).
3. One fine day in autumn, he took his dog and his gun to a wood. He went to the mountains, to over look all the lower country and see the beautiful Hudson River in some distance. In the late afternoon he starts descending being aware of encountering again the terrors of his wife. But suddenly he hears a voice calling his name, but Rip can't see anything. In the belief of being deceived he continues his way home, but once again he hears the voice. Being full of fear, both Rip and his dog wolf look in one direction and discover a stranger with a heavy keg full of liquor on his shoulders trying to ascend the mountain. Rip was surprised to see a stranger in this lonely landscape and he wonders why the old man with a beard is dressed in old traditional Dutch clothes.
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Irving, Washington. "Rip Van Winkle. "The Norton Anthology of American Literature" Shorter Fifth Edition. Ed. Nina Baym, et al. New York, 2003. (449-459)