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RESEARCH OUTLINE PAPER I. INTRODUCTION A. THESIS STATEMENT: “Rip Van Winkle” is famous Washington Irving’s work which contains many lives’ experiences and we will analyze the Rip Van Winkle character to reveal these experiences. B. OBJECTIVES: In this research, through focus on Rip Van Winkle character and another character that concern with the protagonist we will understand the author’s impartation. C. RESEARCH QUESTIONS In order to analyze Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and to reach those objectives above, it is necessary to answer these following questions: 1/ Do you think Rip Van Winkle is a symbol of the Europe sentiment toward the new society in America and establishes an identity before and after the American Revolution? 2/ Do you agree that Rip’s character depicts the society of America as seen by England, Whereas the England portrayed by his wife, Dame Van Winkle? 3/ Express your opinion about the change in Rip Van Winkle in relation to the quotation: “The nature of the people instead of tranquil and lazy complaisance with the old order of Monarchical reign the people now had to form their own nation.”
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II. BACKGROUND OF THE RESEARCH A. METHOD OF STUDY: I have group five peoples that we discuss the work together and we search the information relate to Rip Van Winkle character in the internet to understand the “Rip Van Winkle” story. In addition, we compare and consult our own ideals to analyze the work “Rip Van Winkle” B. LITERATURE REVIEW “Rip Van Winkle” is based on German folk tales that Irving learned about through a lifetime of reading and years of travel in Europe. In a humorous context, “Rip
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2010 for the course LAW 1237734 taught by Professor Lyon during the Summer '10 term at Troy.

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