Read the excerpt below and answer the question. Rip Van Winkle, however, was one of those happy mortals, of foolish, well-oiled dispositions, who take the world easy, eat white bread or brown, whichever can be got with least thought or trouble, and would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound. If left to himself, he would have whistled life away in perfect contentment; What can you infer about Rip Van Winkle’s character from the description? He is hard working. He is very inventive. He is lazy. He is mean-spirited.

He is lazy the reason is there are alot if references to him not wanting to do much of anything but waste away. Mark me brainest.....

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The correct answer is C. He is lazy


In the excerpt presented, the narrator provides details and information related to a character called Rip Van Winkle this includes details such as "who take the world easy" that show Rip Van Winkle is mainly a relax person, but besides this the narrator states "would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound", that suggest Rip Van Winkle is not only someone that does not want any trouble but he does not like to work or make any effort which shows Rip Van Winkle is mainly idle or lazy. Therefore, the feature that can be inferred of this character based on the description is that he is lazy.

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