rip van winkle meme

Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle is a character from a short story written by Washington Irving. The story follows the adventures of a Dutch-American villager named Rip Van Winkle who falls asleep in the Catskill Mountains and wakes up 20 years later, having missed the American Revolution. In the story, he encounters magical creatures, including a ghostly figure in Dutch dress who plays ninepins with his friends. After drinking from a mysterious flask, he falls asleep for what turns out to be 20 years and awakens to find that much has changed during his slumber. He returns to his village and finds that things have changed significantly since he left. He soon learns that he has been absent during the American Revolution and has been away from home for over two decades. He discovers that his wife has died and his grown daughter is married with children of her own. Despite these changes, Rip Van Winkle enjoys his newfound freedom and lives happily ever after.

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