"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" And "Rip Van Winkle"
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This paper first discusses the difference in the setting of the two stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving. The paper then goes on to examine the differences in the stories as far as they portray humor and the variances in cultural influences inherent in the stories.
From the Paper:"When it begins, America is a British colony and most of the talk around town revolves around happenings in Britain. This is evident by the statue of King George III. When Rip awakens, however, he is in an entirely different period of American history. The United States have been formed and they have successfully succeeded from Britain. Nothing is the same as it was before and Rip, much like the rest of the country did years earlier, must adjust to his new surroundings."
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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" And "Rip Van Winkle" (2009, December 23) Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-and-rip-van-winkle-117907/
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