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Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle Essay Rip Van Winkle is the story of a middle aged man that goes to sleep for twenty years. Although the purpose of this story was to be a short and entertaining comedy, when analyzed it reveals a deeper meaning through its theme. Before we start to look at the theme, we should first define some of the characterization on the book. Rip Van Winkle was “a simple, good natured man” and this “gained him such universal popularity.” From these quotes we can assume that Rip was a...

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Rip Van Winkle Rip Van Winkle, which is an author of America’s short story. Who is Washington Irving. And Rip Van Winkle is protagonist of this story. He slept during 20 years, when he woke up, everything was different. Washington Irving(1783-1859) is typical author of romanticism literature of America. And He is speaker in Rip Van Winkle story. And he liked to write romanticism literature. Romanticism is opposed to classicism literature. This origin is so old with history of human race...

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Rip Van winkle  The story of Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving is about a man, a country who is longing to be free. Rip Van Winkle also depicts the life of a town before and after "liberty." Rip Van Winkle's character portrays the society of America as it was seen by England at the time, as lazy and unproductive, "rather starve on a penny than work for a pound." (128) England is represented by Rip's wife, Dame Van Winkle, orderly and productive, "Everything she said or did was sure to produce...

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so compressed and the whole treatment so organized, a single impression results. To expose that impression, the reader explores the workings of seven basic criteria. One particular criterion character effectively supports the central idea in "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving. The character's type develops with the personality development throughout the story. Three types of characters: round, flat, and stock, appear in most stories. The round character displays a fully developed personality and...

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message shown in the story Rip Van Winkle. Rip Van Winkle is about a man who slept through the American Revolution for twenty years. During those twenty years he slept, his village and the whole country underwent a major change that affected the future of America. Written during the early 1800s when American literature was heavily influenced by the Europeans, Washington Irving portrays America's search for an identity through one of the first true American literature, Rip Van Winkle, using elements and...

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Rip Van Winkle In short story "Rip Van Winkle" is a classic American Romantic tale with a mix of gothic imagery (Dincer, 220). While the hero Rip displays the character of fantasy hero, the setting and the themes of the story comprise of supernatural elements (Dincer, 220). In the story the protagonist Rip lives in a village near the Hudson River at the foot of the Catskill Mountains (FFL, 2). While describing the setting of the place Irving uses the mystical elements by showing sensitivity of...

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Rip Van Winkle

"Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving is a fiction story of a character whose destiny was affected by marvellous circumstances. In comparison to Benjamin's Franklin Autobiography and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self reliance, there are some things that are similar, but overall Rip Van Winkle is completely different plot; in other words, it's main character is unique. I found several evidences proving that. First, the book itself is written in an inimitable style. In the very beginning of this work with...

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 Rip Van Winkle Michael W. Munson Indiana Wesleyan University LIT 242 Monday, February 3, 2014 I have read and understand the plagiarism policy as outlined in the syllabus and the sections in the IWU Catalog relating to the IWU Honesty/Cheating Policy. By affixing this statement to the title page of my paper, I certify that I have not cheated or plagiarized in the process of completing this assignment. If it is found that cheating and/or plagiarism did take place in the writing...

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Rip Van Winkle The “Rip Van Winkle” was written by Washington Irving. This story is set in the past in a very exciting time, and also in this story there are many strange and remarkable characters, “Rip Van Winkle” features incredible, magical, and mysterious events, and convey a positive message about a nation and its people. “Rip Van Winkle” is set in a time a little bit before and after the revolutionary war in a pleasant village at the foot of New York’s Catskill Mountains. The story...

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Rip Van Winkle In the late 1700's and early 1800's, literature began to show it was changing thanks to the newly formed democracy in America. As is the case with any young government, many different interest groups arose to attempt to mold the government according to their vision of democracy. Washington Irving, a native New Yorker born in 1783, grew up in a world engulfed in these democratic ideals. He grew up to be, as many would grow up in this atmosphere, a political satirist. This satirical...

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