After carefully reading, “The Elements of Fiction” in The Story and Its Writer, choose three of the elements of fiction, such as character, setting, plot, point of view, or style, and analyze in a 750-1,000-word essay how these three elements of fiction contribute to the overall theme (discussed in Appendix 2) in Washington Irving’s story, “Rip Van Winkle.”
Additionally, assert your view of the story’s theme (or central message), as well as how these three elements successfully convey that theme to readers.
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