The Wife

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What a contrast The Wife is compared to Rip Van Winkle! The wife in the story is so sweet, loving and accepting compared to Rip's wife.

I highlighted this quote in the story, "Whereas, a single man is apt to run to waste and self-neglect; to fancy himself lonely and abandoned, and his heart to fall to ruin, like some deserted mansion, for want of an inhabitant." I think it struck a chord with me only because I do not agree with the statement. Perhaps, in the the times of old that may be true, but I find that most single people engage in practices of self-love and being self-centered maybe to lessen the pain of being lonely.


http://jerz.setonhill.edu/EL266/2010/09/the_wife_irving/

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