Is Rip Van Winkle a real story?
The lovable rogue of Washington Irving’s story was a real man who abandoned his wife and children to become an 18th century barfly in New York City, claims literary detective Steven Press. Real or not, Rip was not so lovable, says Press, a theater professor at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie.
What was Rip Van Winkle biggest problem?
Rip Van Winkle’s biggest problem in the story is that he has a tendency to avoid work whenever possible. This is why he enters the forest.
Who narrates the story of Rip Van Winkle?
Knickerbocker is the fictional historian who narrates the story of Rip Van Winkle. We learn that Knickerbocker has died shortly after composing this history.