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"an it is a common wish of all henpecked husbands in the neighborood, when life hangs heavy on their hands, that they might have a quieting draft out of Rip Van Winkle's flagon." what might be Irving's purpose in ending the stroy with this statement

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    What do you think?

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    i really truely do not understand this one it is so hard can you pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee help me :)

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    Irving is empathizing with Rip and other "hen-pecked" husbands.

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    what does that mean if you break it down

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    Empathizing means to understand and agree with.

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