Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories

describe the conflict in the story

Rip Van Winkle

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The story's main conflict is the relationship between Rip and his wife, Dame Van Winkle. Thus, the conflict would be considered one of man-vs-man. Rip's consistant desire to be free of his wife's nagging and condescending behavior leads him to the loss of twenty years.

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Rip Van Winkle