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Rip Van Winkle is the title character of a short story in 1819. He fell asleep in the Catskill Mountains and did not wake up for decades.
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The main theme is that New generations come along that bring change, but old values and traditions-as well as family lines-remain alive and thriving.
Washington Irvingâ??s â??The Legend of Rip Van Winkleâ?? is a fairytale about a lazy man with a shrewish wife who slips off for a day of idle pursuits when he encounter…s the â??wee folk of the Catskills â?? playing â??ninepinsâ?? or bowling. He drinks some of their alcoholic beverage, falls asleep and wakes up 20 years later. He returns to the Village to find everything has changed. The American Revolution has taken place and all of his children are adults.
Rip Van Winkle is set in the Catskill mountains. It starts before the American Revolution and finishes when Rip wakes up in the middle of the Revolution. About the 1770s.
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Dame Van Winkle
â??Rip Van Winkleâ?? is a short story by Irving Washington and is based on local history though it is rooted in the myths and legends of Europe. Rip is a simple-minded s…oul, easy going and henpecked husband living in a village by the Catskill Mountains. Though he is loved by the villagers, his biggest headache is his ever nagging wife. One day he goes hunting where he wanders into the mountains and meets the English explorer Henry Hudson's crew. They drink together, he falls into deep sleep and wakes up twenty years later. He returns to the village only to find that everything has changed and his wife passed on. Some of the villagers recognize him and he is welcomed back home.
Characters Rip Van Winkle: Meek, easygoing, ne'er-do-well resident of the village who wanders off to the mountains and meets strange men playing ninepins. Dame Van Winkl…e: Rip's nagging wife. Nicholas Vedder: Owner of a village inn where menfolk congregate. Derrick Van Brummel: Village schoolmaster. Wolf: Rip's dog. Man Carrying Keg Up the Mountain: Spirit of Englishman Henry Hudson, explorer of the Hudson River. Ninepin Bowlers: Henry Hudson's crewmen from his ship, the Half-Moon. Brom Dutcher: Neighbor of Rip who went off to war while Rip was sleeping. Old Woman: Woman who identifies Rip when he returns to the village after his sleep. Peter Vanderdonk: Oldest resident of the village. He confirms Rip's identity and cites evidence indicating Rip's strange tale is true. Judith Gardenier: Rip's married daughter. She takes her father in after he returns from his sleep. Mr. Gardenier: Judith's husband, a farmer. Rip Van Winkle II: Rip's ne'er-do-well son. Rip Van Winkle III: Rip's infant grandchild. Its mother is Judith Gardenier. Van Schaick: Village parson. Jonathan Doolittle: Owner of the Union Hotel, the establishment that replaced the village inn. The Catskill Mountains: See Personification. Various Men, Women, and Children of the Village
exposition of rip van winkle
Rip Van Winkle is the pratogonist. The whole story about him. The story begins and ends with him.
Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He d…rinks some of their mysterious brew and passes out. When he wakes up under a tree he is astonished to find that 20 years have passed and things are a lot different.
The story of Rip Van Winkle is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. Rip Van Winkle, a villager of Dutch descent, lives in a nice village at the f…oot of New York's Catskill Mountains. An amiable man whose home and farm suffer from his lazy neglect, he is loved by all but his wife. One autumn day he escapes his nagging wife by wandering up the mountains. There he encounters strangely dressed men, rumored to be the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew, who are playing nine-pins. After drinking some of their liquor, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes and returns to his village, where he finds twenty years have passed. He finds out that his wife has died and that his close friends have died in a war or gone somewhere else. He immediately gets into trouble when he proclaims himself a loyal subject of King George III, not knowing that the American Revolution has taken place. An old local recognizes him, however, and Rip's now grown daughter takes him in. Rip resumes his habitual idleness, and his tale is solemnly believed by the old Dutch settlers, with certain hen-pecked husbands wishing they shared Rip's good luck. Taken from Wikipedia