Rip Van Winkle
Literary analyses of ?Rip Van Winkle?
Rip Van Winkle is a man from a small village located at the foot Kaatskill Mountains. He lives with his wife, 2 kids, and his dog. His son, Rip Van Winkle, was just like his father. His dog, Wolf, was his best friend. They were always together and Wolf was always faithful. Rip Van Winkle is a man of many traits. He always helped others while his home remained pretty well run down. In the short story ?Rip Van Winkle?, Washington Irving uses simple, henpecked, lazy and friendly to describe the main character Rip Van Winkle.
The first thing that is used to describe Rip Van Winkle is simple. Rip is a simple man that just enjoys life. Irving says this by saying ?Rip Van winkle was one of those happy mortals, of foolish, well-oiled dispositions, who take the world easy, eat white bread or brown, whichever can be got with least thought or trouble?(36). This tells that Rip takes what he can get without much hassle for it. Then Irving states, ?if left to himself, he would have whistled life away, in
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