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    memory. In fact, Rip Van Winkle isn’t said to have dreamt at all in his long sleep. These unfolding dynamics start to shed light on the attitude expressed toward this new nation. The American dream is only for those who are fortunate to have it, to remember it, and to care about it, as it is often only the pursuit of money and power. In Rip Van Winkle’s case, he missed out. Life, for him, is needless of historical context. Is he a federalist or a democrat? He says, “I am a poor quiet man, a native of the place, and a loyal subject of the king, God bless him!” The king here is never mentioned by name, which leaves some space to further assume that the Kaatskill mountains reign over him. This idea has greater significance when considering that, while almost everything has changed in his societies’ “true history,” the mountains still stand—day after day, signaling a consistent and invaluable history, hinged upon “legendary lore.” As it happens, this lore is now more real to him than the history of others, as he can only gather what the world is from story and second-hand…

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    Rip Van Winkle Analysis

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    It is important because it spiciness up the story. To escape his wife, he take his gun and he pet dog Wold, and go hunting in the Catskill Mountains. Shots after shots Rip grew more exhausted so, he laid down. After, a short rest he got up to go back home is when he noticed couples of men down the hill playing and, drinking their rum. It seemed like fun so he joined them. While playing a few games and drinking he grew more drunker and drunker. Until, it lead him into passing out. He woke up…

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    He wasn’t afraid to be himself, he had quirks, was lazy, and not a hero type. He cared more for other people than himself, which could be construed as heroism if you look at it differently. Much like a woman, he talked to neighboring husband’s, “-listlessly over village gossip, or tell endless sleepy stories about nothing.” (p. 66) When his wife scolded him in front of his friends, he decided enough was enough, took his gun in hand and left to the solidarity of the woods, followed by his trusty…

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    “Rip Van Winkle” “A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use” (Washington Irving). Irving incorporates characteristics of exaggerated characters, astonishing events, and also conveys a positive message. Rip Van Winkle, a story about a man that lived in the Catskill Mountains located in New York. Rip Van Winkle contains interesting characters and without those characters there would not be a story. Rip…

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    Rip Van Winkle

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    The story of Rip Van Winkle, Rip Van Winkle lives in modern day America before the American Revolution. His village is a pleasant village, at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains. He has Dutch Ancestry and is a story teller for the children. He is lazy though and his farm is falling apart. To get away from his wife he goes and finds a Dutchman drinking something and he drinks and falls asleep. He wakes up after twenty years and only his daughter recognizes him. The first mythical…

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    “Rip Van Winkle”, written by Washington Irving, is about a man in colonial America named Rip Van Winkle, who falls asleep in the Catskill Mountains and wakes up twenty years later, having missed the American Revolution. The setting of “Rip Van Winkle” is in New York before and after the American Revolution. Irving uses historical allegory to create an American Romantic folktale that strengthens the national identity of the newly formed country. The main character and protagonist of the story is…

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    farmer named Rip, who enjoys helping everyone besides himself and his wife. Rip wanders off into the mountains one day and falls asleep, only to awaken after twenty years have passed. The author endows Rip with various characteristics that portray him as a Romantic Hero. Some of these qualities include being child-like and innocent, disliking women, and going on a journey in nature. Throughout the story, Rip is shown as having a child-like personality. Like many children, Rip does not like to…

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    of “Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving, a man by the name of Rip Van Winkle living during the period of the Revolutionary war when America was ruled by Great Britain, took a nap in the park and woke up twenty years later to a free country. When he awoke he no longer recognized the people and the village he lived in twenty years ago. This story is an example of an American mythology including the three myth characteristic of past settings, strange or exaggerated characters, and magical events…

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    “Rip Van Winkle” was an iconic short story that was written by Washington Irving, in June, 1818. It was so well-known that almost every child in the United States has read it or heard about it once in their lifetime. Irving creates a simple-minded and easygoing character named Rip Van Winkle. He was cherished by the community, but his wife henpecks him day and night because of his carefree attitude. However, Irving’s illustration of Rip does not encompass the true reality of the “American…

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    A story where a man magically falls asleep for 20 years requires strange characters to help push the story. In this story Dame Winkle, Rip Van Winkle’s wife, is always nagging at him. In the story we read, “Morning, noon, and night, her tongue was incessantly going.” (Irving, 65) This is one of the reasons Van Winkle likes to go to the mountains where he meets the creatures who eventually lead him to fall asleep. With these characters we as the audience realize that this story is meant to feel…

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