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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, by James Thurber, Walter Mitty imagines himself as a very brave, confident person mainly because in reality he is the opposite. In one daydream, in which he is held on trial for a murder, he is told that it is impossible for him to have committed the crime due to his broken arm. Mitty responds , jeopardizing his own case, “ ‘With any known make of gun’ [...] ‘I could have killed Gregory Fitzhurst with my left hand,’ “ (Thurber 26). Mitty in his daydreams is very outspoken

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    The definition of a fable is a simple story with animal characters in which the big strong animal is bested, overcome by, or made a fool of by the weaker character. A modern fable is a fable that takes place in modern times. This short story by James Thurber takes place in New York City around the 1940s. Many fables written before are very much alike “The Catbird Seat” when it comes to being a fable. For example, in “The Tortoise and the Hare” the cocky, arrogant rabbit keeps on boasting about how

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    mind while reading. It is best to use effective ways to explain or describe the point; such as, wording and writing format, in order to grab reader’s attention and interest them. Referring to the readings “ The secret of Walter Mitty” written by James Thurber, and “ Bartleby the scrivener” written by Melville, both have been written in a great effective way for readers to use their imagery and develop the ideas of what the story is about. Providing that, both stories have described the character and

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    courage, and his crew expresses their faith in him by saying, "The Old Man'll get us through, the Old Man ain't afraid of Hell!" (NA, 1499). Suddenly, Mitty is brought back to reality by a sharp reproach from his wife for driving too fast. <p> Thurber uses various literary elements to incorporate humor into the story. One way in which the author creates humor around Walter Mitty is by emphasizing the contrast between his

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    James Thurber was one of the most influential and unforgettable writers of his kind. He made modern-day problems seem preventable in the minds of people, and he tried to make them realize that the problems had to have a source. Thurber wrote of people struggling with day-to-day life that was once trouble-free and drew his ideas of humanity losing the direction it once had in the past. He attributed this change to wandering minds and ignorant actions on man's behalf. James Thurber used his artistic

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    Chopin VS Thurber and Relationships

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    In the stories “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber (Clugston, sec. h1.1) and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin (Clugston, sec. h2.1) escapism is a similar theme with in both these stories, yet there is a slight variance in how each of these authors place these characters into their escape from reality, relationships, and everyday chaos. In each of these stories the author shows the characters escaping the realities of the relationship, one through Walter Mitts’ daydreams, and the

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    Walter Mitty Comparison

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    Has daydreaming even taken over your life? In “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber, is about a man, Walter Mitty, who is kind of pathetic and many people laugh at him. Walter daydreams a lot in order to escape reality. In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Walter works at Life Magazine and goes on an adventure to find the missing picture that is going to be used for the cover of the next magazine. Walter starts off boring and pathetic, but begins to make his daydreams his reality as his

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    these can eventually lead to mental illness in people. The protagonist of “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter, Granny Weatherall presents incoherent consciousness. Walter Mitty from “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber, has maladaptive daydreaming. Both stories are focused on mental illness, but each with a different cause. While the jilted and depressed Granny Weatherall gets mixed up with all her thoughts and memories from the past, Walter Mitty teased and

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    The World’s Greatest Satirist James Thurber is a satirist. Satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people 's stupidity or vices. It is also deliberate. His writing is full of common sense, humor, and irony. The characters in his stories work extra hard to end up using simple solutions. The diction in all his stories is very clear and simple. His writing is meant for everyone in every class and every age group. The style and content of his stories make

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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty James Thurber illustrates the central conflict Man vs Society in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Throughout the story, Mitty seems to have a struggle with adapting to the social norms and gender roles he is meant to play. First, Walter Mitty feels society was meant to mock him. Secondly, his feelings for his marriage are indifferent, and the gender roles appear opposite. Lastly, even his daydreams seem to have a tug of war with society. Walter Mitty feels as if

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