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Unformatted text preview: village, he is confused with the change of people, behaviors, and clothing that he had left before leaving. He is explained that he has been gone for 20 years. A revolution had occurred; George Washington is the new leader. I found the fact that Rip had slept for 20 years very unreal and fantasist. However I believe the author tries to show us how useless Rip Van Winkle could be. He slept through a defining moment of American history. And I believe when he woke up and joined the new community, he didnt care about what had happened to him. He didnt ask too many questions and just went with the flow of the new life he encountered. He doesnt symbolize the new Motto for the revolution American Dream....
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- Spring '11