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1 English 101-55 Kayla Peterson Literary Analysis Comparison of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “On the Road” Boundaries created by society held restrictions for Sergeant in “On the Road,” and Walter Mitty in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” In the short story, “On the Road,” Langston Hughes tells of the boundaries set up by racism a homeless black man named Sargeant faces. Here, Hughes uses the image of white snow falling at night to symbolize racism. Sargeant can’t see the snow while he is walking through the night “even under the bright lights of the main street” (Hughes). When Sargeant knocks on the front door of Reverend Mr. Dorset, he is denied any help at all. The Reverend Mr. Dorset “saw the snow when he switched on his porch light”(Hughes). He recommends the Relief Shelter, but Sargeant knows that he has been to “hundreds of relief shelters…but the beds were always gone and supper was over” (Hughes). Now, Sargeant must find another place to sleep for the night.
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