What event did Rip van Winkle sleep through?

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The American Revolution.

In the story by Washington Irving, Rip Van Winkle fell asleep while "the country was yet a province of Great Britain", likely sometime between 1769-1774, and awakes twenty years later, when George Washington is the nation's first president.
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Who is Rip Van Winkle?

Rip Van Winkle is the title character of a short story in 1819. Hefell asleep in the Catskill Mountains and did not wake up fordecades.

What does rip van winkle look like?

Rip van Winkle is portrayed as an old man with a very long beard.This appearance indicates that he had slept for 20 years, aging butnot experiencing the passage of time.

Who is the antagonist in Rip Van Winkle?

Rip Van Winkle was a man who fell asleep for twenty years and was amazed at the changes in that time period. The dwarves that gave him the stuff that made him go to sleep..or maybe time...were his anatagonists.

What did King George look like in rip van winkle?

In Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' the picture of King GeorgeIII that used to hang in the local tavern, has been replaced by apicture of George Washington. In the twenty years that Rip slept,he had missed the Revolutionary War entirely.

Why did rip van winkle sleep for 100years?

To bad Rip Van Winkle didn't sleep for 100 years. He only slept for twenty years. He sleeps for that long because he drank liquor with the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew.

Who is the author of the play Rip van Winkle?

Rip van Winkle (1866) , a play by Dion Boucicault (and Joseph Jefferson, uncredited). . For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated below.

What is the theme of rip van winkle?

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.

What is a summary of rip van winkle?

Washington Irvingâ??s â??The Legend of Rip Van Winkleâ?? is afairytale about a lazy man with a shrewish wife who slips off for aday of idle pursuits when he encounters the â??wee folk of theCatskills â?? playing â??ninepinsâ?? or bowling. He drinks some oftheir alcoholic beverag (MORE)

What is the central conflict in the story of Rip van Winkle?

There is no central conflict, other than the mixed virtues and vices of time travel, over the course of his 20 year nap, Rip Missed the war (May have been good) but his wife died in the original(may have quit town in an more softed down version) it is not really a conflict oriented plot. If you a (MORE)

What is the setting in 'Rip Van Winkle'?

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.

What is the plot in Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving?

A 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 drinks some of their mysterious brew and passes out. When he wakes up under a tree he is astonished to find that 20 years ha (MORE)

Who is the headless horseman in rip van winkle?

Although both characters appear in stories written by the American author Washington Irving, they are two separate stories. The headless horseman appeared in the 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow', while Rip Van Winkle starred in the story 'Rip Van Winkle'. The headless horseman is said to be the ghost of a (MORE)

Climax of the story of rip van winkle?

I think the climax is when Rip returns back to town because he sees that no one recognizes him, his house is decaying, and notices the picture of General Washington on the new hotel that stands where the old village inn was.

Where was Rip Van Winkle live?

He"s fictional character. By the way if you can, sample the Flintstones" variant - there are some liberties taken in the plot- it is called Rip Van Flinstone, B.C.

Where does rip van winkle take place?

Pre-revolutionary upstate New York, during the lengthy nap, he misses the War . (the revolution of the US) also his wife dies. in the Flintstone variant- he is assumed dead from a construction accident at the quarry ( did his Dinosaur crane have a heart attack) and Wilma remarried) but that"s Flints (MORE)

What is the irony of rip van winkle?

In Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle", Rip awakes after a twentyyear sleep and returns to his village. No one remembers him. Hefinds a man who is claiming to be Rip Van Winkle and who Ripbelieves to be an impersonator. The "impersonator" turns out to behis son, who was named after his dad and is n (MORE)

What is the meaning behind Rip Van winkle?

The meaning behind Rip Van Winkle is one of identity. Rip fallsasleep a British and wakes up after the Revolution an American.This raises the philosophical question of whether or not ouridentities are political and not biological.

The character of Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle?

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 Winkle : Rip's nagging wife. 
 Nicholas Vedder : Owner of a village inn where menfolk congregate. 
 Derri (MORE)

In Rip van Winkle what game did they play?

In Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle," the game being played bythe Wee Folk is called nine-pin. It's a variation of modern daybowling, and at one time was the most popular bowling game in theUnited States. In the 1830's, the game was banned out of fears oforganized crime and a diminishing work eth (MORE)

Which event occurs while rip van winkle was asleep?

Here are some things that changed while Rip Van Winkle was in his "deep sleep" After Rip awakens from his long sleep and returns to the village, he does not recognize the people he encounters. But not only their faces are new but also their fashions and the look of the village: It is larger, with (MORE)

What was the legend of Rip van Winkle?

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 foot of New York's Catskill Mountains . An amiable man whose home and farm suffer from his lazy neglect, he is loved by (MORE)

Why is rip van winkle wife called Dame Van winkle?

In certain Western cultures, a title for a wife was Dame, a contraction perhaps of Madame. This practice was largely abandoned during the 19th century, although remnants of it can be found in British titles where a female honorary knighthood is called Dame. Washington Irving was simply using the (MORE)

What is the ending of the story Rip Van Winkle?

The story of Rip Van Winkle is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. In a pleasant village, at the foot of New York's "Catskill" Mountains, lives the kindly Rip Van Winkle, a colonial British-American villager of Dutch descent. Rip is an amiable though somewhat hermetic m (MORE)

When does Rip Van Winkle take place?

The story was published in 1819, so clearly it should take place before then. The actual setting is partly before the revolutionary war and partly after it. Rip sleeps for about 20 years - though the war and awakens to find portraits of King George replacing with portraits of George Washington. If w (MORE)

Who wrote the novel rip van Winkle?

Rip van Winkle was not really a novel - rather it was a short story (which fits with the category where this question was asked). " Rip Van Winkle " is a short story by the American author Washington Irving published in 1819.

What actors and actresses appeared in Rip Van Winkle - 1921?

The cast of Rip Van Winkle - 1921 includes: Max Asher as Nick Vedder Francis Carpenter as Hendrick Vedder Milla Davenport as Gretchen Van Winkle Daisy Jefferson as Meenie Van Winkle Thomas Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle Gertrude Messinger as Meenie Van Winkle, 20 years later Pietro Sosso as Derrick Van (MORE)

Why Rip van winkle?

Rip van Winkle is an old Dutch folk tale about a young man whofalls asleep beneath a tree and who wakes up many years later tofind that he has become an old man, that all of his family andfriends are dead, and that no-one in his home village knows orremembers him. It's significance is open to interp (MORE)