Rip Van Winkle Essay | A View of Change and Social Revolutions in Rip Van Winkle

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A View of Change and Social Revolutions in Rip Van Winkle

Summary: In his story of Rip Van Winkle, Irvin Washington contrasts a twenty-year period overlapping the American Revolution, during which the protagonist is in a deep sleep. Through this story, Washington made the satirical point that change is a myth and social revolutions are superficial. His vivid descriptions, moods, and emotions at many points in the story support his argument.
Author of Rip Van Winkle, Irvin Washington, a man honored solely for his imaginative writing uses his story to make the satirical point that social revolutions are superficial and change is a myth. Looking closely at the term change, it speaks of becoming different in essence; losing ones or its original nature, which all takes place over a period of time. In rip van winkle the two periods Irvin is contrasting is the twenty year overlapping the American Revolution. Through Irvin's vivid descriptions, moods, and emotion many points support his statements.

When Rip awakens to present reality he recognized that he is now a figure from the past, which in itself is change. Rip van winkle acquired a belief the day he fell a sleep, a belief that the he feel a sleep, was fine. When he awakes, the...

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