The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Erica Wright

Thesis

The author's text structure defines the characterization of Walter Mitty by showing how he is disrespected, cowardly, and a victim.

Claim 1

Walter Mitty is treated with no respect from the people of society. Daily, he is yelled at for all the mistakes he makes. For example, in the car garage, the man in charge yells and bosses Mitty around almost like he is a little kid.
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Claim 2

Scondly, Mitty is very cowardly. Whenever someone treats him the wrong way, he does not stand up for himself because he does not have the courage to do so. For example, his wife is constantly yelling and putting him down, and Mitty does not stand up for himself because of the courage he lacks.
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Claim 3

Lastly, Mitty is a victim of society. Walter Mitty is constantly being treated unfairly, and is looked at like he is different. For example, when the girl and her friend were walking along the sidewalk, they started to laugh at Mitty because of what he said to himself.
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Conclusion

The author's text structure defines Mitty's characterization by expalining how he is disrespected, cowardly, and a victim.