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“Rip Van Winkle”. Washington Irving. Interest in the common man and childhood. Rip lives in a small village, keeps a farm, and frequently goes hunting and fishing in the mountains nearby. Strong senses, emotions, and feelings. Rip’s desire to escape his wife Rip’s confusion when he wakes up.

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Rip van winkle

“Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving


Interest in the common man and childhood
Interest in the common man and childhood

  • Rip lives in a small village, keeps a farm, and frequently goes hunting and fishing in the mountains nearby.

Strong senses, emotions, and feelings

  • Rip’s desire to escape his wife

  • Rip’s confusion when he wakes up


Love of nature
Love of Nature

  • Setting in Catskill Mountains (p. 69)

  • Rip loves to hunt and fish (p. 70)

  • Descriptions of beauty of the landscape (p. 69, 72, 74-75)

  • Sense of loss when Rip notices that the tree that used to be next to the inn is gone (p. 76)


Celebration of the individual
Celebration of the Individual

  • Rip is the original anti-hero

  • A protagonist who is a non-hero or the antithesis of a traditional hero. While the traditional hero may be dashing, strong, brave, resourceful, or handsome, the antihero may be incompetent, unlucky, clumsy, dumb, ugly, or clownish. (http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_A.html)


Importance of imagination
Importance of imagination

  • Hendrick Hudson and his crew

  • Rip sleeping for twenty years

  • At end of story (p. 80) it says the story was based on the German myth about Frederick der Rothbart and the Kypphaüser Mountains

  • However, the intro to the story (p. 67) says it might be based on the German story of Peter Klaus or the ancient Greek story of Epimenides.



How would you describe rip van winkle what does he enjoy what does he dislike
How would you describe Rip Van Winkle? (What does he enjoy? What does he dislike?)

  • Simple and good natured

  • Kind neighbor – plays with children, helps anyone who asks

  • Henpecked husband

  • Doesn’t like profitable work – will help anyone else but neglects his own farm & family


What is the first indication that this story is not wholly realistic
What is the first indication that this story is not wholly realistic?

  • On p. 72 when the stranger appears in his antique Dutch clothes.


What is Irving attempting to compare and contrast in this story? What is the message of this comparison?

  • He compares pre- and post-Revolutionary America.

  • He expresses concern that Americans lack: community, appreciation for nature, and connection to the past.


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