Rip Van Winkle Character Analysis

Washington Irving’s tale of Rip Van Winkle is about a person, a nation who seeks to be free. The life of a town before and after “liberty” is also shown in Rip Van Winkle. Rip Van Winkle is a depiction of the American society as viewed by England at the time, with Liberty in Rip … Read more

Washington Irving Essay

Rip Van Winkle is a short story by Washington Irving about Rip Van Winkle, an old man who falls asleep in the Catskill Mountains and wakes up 20 years later when he hears his name being called. Rip Van Winkle is written in the American vernacular of the late 18th century, unlike most British literature. … Read more