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Rip van Winkle

Answer TWO of the questions below.

The answers must be 6 -8 sentences for EACH question!


1) Was Rip Van Winkle a success in his life? Explain. What is your definition of success?


2) Explain how Rip Van Winkle can be seen as a parallel to Crayon.


3) How do Dame Van Winkle's personality differ from Rip's personality?


4) What is surprising to you about Rip and Dame Van Winkle's relationship to each other? What seems predictable to you about their marriage?


5) How would you describe Rip Van Winkle as a character? What do you like and dislike about him? How does he change over the course of the story and why do these changes occur?


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Hot Joseph
Hot Joseph
Mar 09, 2022

1) Was Rip Van Winkle a success in his life? Explain. What is your definition of success?

Rip Van Winkle was not a success in life. He was basically a alcoholic, spending time in the pub, and then made a dumb decision to drink something from a stranger, which lead him to be in a coma for 20 years. He was not there for his family, and basically achieved nothing in his time alive. Although he might've been a good and nice person, he was not successful. My definition of success would be someone who was well known for a positive thing in life, and didn't have much drama, or backlash from the things they did. 4) What is surprising to…

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Jacob DO
Jacob DO
Feb 19, 2022

1) Was Rip Van Winkle a success in his life? Explain. What is your definition of success?


I don't think that Rip Van Wrinkle was a success in his life. He was put into sleep for 20 years and it was all his fault. It was him that went up the mountain/hill in the first place. It was also very unintelligent for him to accept the suspicious drink the creatures/people offered him. Although he was a kind man who tried to help, he was also very careless of his actions and family(a little). My definition of success is setting a challenging goal and achieving it with hard work. Then, you would further challenge yourself with harder goals.


5) How would…


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Nathan Jung
Nathan Jung
Feb 11, 2022
  1. I believe that Rip Van Winkle failed to complete his duty as a father. He was definitely a good man who helped whoever he could. On top of that, he got to retire and enjoy his last years. However, he had a son and a daughter who he could not care for. Of course this isn’t his fault. He didn’t ask to be sedated for 20 years. But nonetheless, he was not there for his children or his wife, who also later died. Success isn’t entirely based on happiness.


5. Rip Van Winkle was a very kind and generous person. He always wanted to

help his friends and neighbors, but he was also careless and uninterested in

serv…


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DY Yoo
DY Yoo
Feb 09, 2022

3) How does Dame Van Winkle's personality differ from Rip's personality?


Rip has a lot of preservice and likes to help other people. For example, he would build kites for kids and tell stories about ghosts, witches, and Indians as well. But for some odd reason, he never did any physical labor. For example, his farm was getting destroyed and all of his livestock was running away, but he didn’t do anything. Also, in the book, it said “would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound.” He is a super weird character, where he would only help others.


5) How would you describe Rip Van Winkle as a character? What do you like and dislike about him?…


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Alice Ham
Alice Ham
Feb 04, 2022

Was Rip Van Winkle a success in his life? Explain. What is your definition of success?


My definition of success is doing what you love to do, liking what you do, caring about what you have, and being recognized and respected by good people. When I compare this definition to Rip Van Winkle, I think he lived a successful life at some point, but not at all. In his town, he was a nice, helpful person who always gives helps to others, and most of the people respected him. Although he didn't do any chores and work, he did do things he like and spent his life doing what he loves. However, even though he spent his life successfully by…


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