Day 3

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    In "English Writers on America," how does Crayon explain Americans' feeling towards the British? What does he contrast this with in terms of the British towards America?

    Strong answers will explain his respect for England as a country of his forefathers. He emphasizes places of antiquity, from cities to their monuments, as places of paternal history. Crayon believes America owes Britain much of its history and character, and longs for its attention and partnership. This stands in sharp contrast to the way Crayon negatively portrays British writers' depictions of America.

  2. 2

    Are there any instances in these stories that seem to contradict Crayon's interest in common...

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