Leslie Winkle

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  • Themes In Ceremony, By Leslie Marmon Silko

    Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko is a story about reconstruction, redemption, and the salvation of oneself and world. The mixed narrative of prose and poems follows the recovery of Tayo, a Native American man who returns home to the Laguna Pueblo reservation after fighting in World War II riddled with PTSD and hatred towards the outside world. Tayo 's struggles represent the struggles of the clashing of Native American and White culture both in physical space and within people, as Tayo represents…

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  • The Destructiveness Of Othello And Jealousiness

    The Destructiveness of Jealousy and Greediness What made Othello, written by William Shakespeare in the 17th century, popular is that the play dealt with sensible topics as racism and race. The protagonist of the play is a dark skinned foreigner, surrounded by white characters. Othello’s race makes him sensible for criticism of the people around him, because he knows that he will always be the weaker ‘species’. But what is shown in this play is that it is not his race that will be his downfall.…

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  • Similarities Between The Devil And Tom Walker And Rip Van Winkle

    grass was dead, and I could count every cow 's ribs from a football field away. As I roamed around Mark 's farm, it started to remind me of the two stories The Devil and Tom Walker and Rip Van Winkle. These two stories have much more in common then some believe. In "The Devil and Tom Walker and Rip Van Winkle" we see similarities in the setting, male protagonists, female…

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  • The Devil And Tom Walker And Rip Van Winkle Analysis

    Similarities of “The Devil and Tom Walker” and “Rip Van Winkle” Edwin Rolfe, author of the Murder in the Glass Room, once said, “You can never tell a book by its cover.” This means readers cannot tell whether they will enjoy a book just by what is on the cover. However, they can judge a book by the author of the book. Readers are able to judge whether they will like a book based on the author. Authors write stories that have a similar theme with similar characters and settings. We can often…

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  • Washington Irving Humor

    straight to his fate: a night to woo the beautiful Katrina fails and instead becomes a captive of the ghostly Headless Horseman, never to be seen again. “Rip Van Winkle”: Rip Van Winkle, a man who attempts to find peace during the taxes of King George III, only to find peace by sleeping throughout the entire Revolutionary War. Not only does Winkle , but his desire to avoid his nagging wife and complaints from his children led to him to a future where his wish was half granted: his wife passed…

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  • Imagination In Rip Van Winkle

    Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” exemplifies the theory of imagination using escapism. After sleeping for 20 years, readers are forced to distinguish between Rip’s fantasy and his past. In addition, Rip awakens in another time, therefore his imagination, and intelligence is more developed than the townspeople, or his wife ever thought. Rip’s imagination not only created a free nation, he also freed himself from a nightmarish marriage. Throughout the tale of “Rip Van Winkle,” Irving paints a clear…

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  • What Is The Moral In Washington Irving's The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Van Winkle, can be captured by the cliché, you reap what you sow. Rip 's life was not fruitful, as many years were wasted, causing him to not reap any rewards. The Birthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, follows a man plagued by the obsession to remove his wife 's birthmark, in order to achieve perfection. This story 's moral is easily explained by the cliché, don 't look a gift horse in the mouth. Both The Birth-Mark and Rip Van Winkle can be well summarized by the use of clichés. Rip Van Winkle,…

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  • Rip Van Winkle

    is necessary in life; Rip Van Winkle sleeps away twenty years of his life without missing a beat. “Surely,” thought Rip, “I have not slept here all night” (Irving 70). Washington Irving, author of “Rip Van Winkle”, takes readers on a journey through time and change. Irving created a national mythology in “Rip Van Winkle”, using strange and exaggerated characters, magical and mysterious events and a positive message about a nation that is changing. Rip Van Winkle is a man whose company is…

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  • Uncontrollable Change In Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle

    I believe Washington Irving’s purpose for writing “Rip Van Winkle” was to express the simple concept of uncontrollable change. To express change Irving used a clever fairy tale, drenched in historical truths. Reading Rip was entertaining, but unlocking the depth was not simple. My conclusion is this: on the individual level change is inevitable, the world is a moving place, but we have a choice, we can either change with it or stay the same, and even with that it is still up to the community to…

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  • Individuality And Nature In Rip Van Winkle

    these mythical-story characteristics into "Rip Van Winkle"? What is the impact of these characteristics on the story or on the reader’s experience of the story? Two very good questions that will soon be answered. In this essay, You will learn about Rip Van Winkle; a man who loved nature and zoning out. You will also read the brilliant writing style of Washington Irving, and how it pulls the reader in. The three characteristics in Rip Van Winkle are individuality, nature, and the…

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