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Running Heading: Walter Mitty 1 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a short story was written by James Thurber in March of 1939. This story centers on the hilarious and amusing daydreams of Walter Mitty. Walther was an ordinary man, who resides in Waterbury, Connecticut, with his overbearing, nagging wife Mrs. Mitty. Throughout the story Mitty is described as a pathetic, timid man, who daydreams to deal with situations, and conflicts that arise in his life among his wife and others he encounters every day. I believe that the genre of this story is comedy. Thurber’s writing style is quiet creative and imaginative, with themes of adventure, escapism. Symbols and images are the car, Mitty is unable to correctly park, the overshoes that he insists he doesn’t need, the gloves, and the tire chains he can’t correctly remove from the vehicle (Clugston, 2010). Characters in this short story are of course, Walter Mitty, Mrs. Mitty, the policeman, and the parking attendant. This story is the settings of Waterbury, Connecticut, on a cold afternoon, point of view told in the third person. First daydream occurs when Mitty and his wife are driving into Waterbury, Connecticut. In the daydream Mitty thinks he is a commander at war in a hydroplane (Clugston, 2010). After
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2011 for the course ENG 125 taught by Professor O'donnell during the Spring '09 term at Ashford University.

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