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Unformatted text preview: story that someone tells, there will be people that do not believe it. This will cause more people to believe the truth to the Rip Van Winkle story. Irving then decides to tell the history of the Catskill Mountain area and how it is a land of fable. The Indians tell tales of spirits who ruled the land by controlling the weather and other such things. This makes the story have an even more false sense of validity. Narrative and textual devices are used a lot in writing. In the story Rip Van Winkle, Irving uses them to make his fictional story more believable in the eyes of the reader. I think that people can enjoy reading much more if they can believe the story. He also relates the story to something in real life, the Catskills, and how it is actually thought to have weird things happened in that area....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course WRT 105 taught by Professor Wake during the Fall '08 term at Rochester.
- Fall '08