The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Cadina Odum ENG125 Mary Lounsbury March 17, 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (Thurber, 1939) is a short story by James Thurber. The most famous of Thurber’s stories, it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939. This short story deals with a vague and mild-mannered man who drives into Waterbury, Connecticut and his wife for their regular weekly shopping and his wife’s visit to the beauty parlor. During this time he has five heroic daydream episodes, ranging from being a pilot in the U.S. Navy flying boat to being on a secret suicide mission to bomb an ammunition dump. In the following paragraphs I will tell why this story captured my interest,…show more content…
He is using Mitty’s daydreams and “experiences” to relate to his life. Reference Page Berkow, Ira (1987). Sports of the Times; Secret Life of a New Mitty, New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast) [New York, NY] Clugston, R. Wayne (2010). Journey Into Literature, Ashford University Discovery
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