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Rip Van Winkle vs Homer Simpson How are Homer Simpson and Rip Van Winkle similar and different Homer Simpson is a character in a television sitcom The sitcom is about the everyday life of a family of five He has a wife named Marge a son named Bart and two daughters named Lisa and Maggie There are several things in common as well as different between Rip Van Winkle and Homer Simpson Homer Simpson is a character on a television sitcom He enjoys going to Moes the bar and drinking He works at a nuclear power plant and is always looking for a way to get out of working His wife is a loving wife and she tries to keep him from doing stupid things He often doesnt listen to her and ends up seeing that she was right Rip Van Winkle is the main character in a story that was written in 1819 Rip Van Winkle is a lazy man who spends most of his time trying to avoid work and his wife One day he wanders into the mountains He meets a stranger who helps him carry a keg to a bowling party He then gets drunk and falls asleep for 20 years He sleeps through the American Revolution When he wakes up everything has changed He goes back to the village and no one recognizes him except his daughter He tells his story to everyone in the village and goes off to live with his daughter There are several similarities and differences between Rip Van Winkle and Homer Simpson Homer Simpson tries to avoid work as does Rip Van Winkle but he doesnt avoid his wife or family Homer is not as well respected as Rip was he is more like another part of the community As far as the stories go The Simpsons is very close to real life while Rip Van Winkle is more fictional It does include
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