The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Haileigh Eckenrod

Using daydreams as a part of text structure,the characterization of Walter Mitty can be described as imaginative,quiet,and does not stick up for himself.

First of all,Walter Mitty is very imaginative.

Mitty has many different and creative daydreams during his adventure. Throughout the story,Mitty has a total of 5 daydreams. All of them are very unique from each other and are daydreams people usually wouldn't have. One of the daydreams Mitty has is he is in a hospital trying to save a man from Obstreosis,a fake disease he had made up. In each of the daydreams,he is a hero.
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Secondly,Walter Mitty is a quiet and shy person.

In the story,Mitty does not talk much to anyone unless he has to. He does not make conversation with his wife. or anyone else. The only time he really talks a lot is in his daydreams. This also makes Mitty seem like a shy person.
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Finally,Walter Mitty does not stick up for himself,so he is passive.

Mitty rarely sticks up for himself. An example of this is when his wife is nagging him in the car,Mitty does not say anything to her. Another example is he is having a daydream,he ends up parking in the wrong lane. The parking-lot attendant gets angry with him and starts to be rude towards him. Mitty is aware of this and thinks he is cocky,but he does not stand up for himself. The only time Mitty stands up for himself is at the end when he comes out of a daydream and Mrs.Mitty starts yelling at him. Mitty stands up for himself and Mrs.Mitty finds this odd because he never does that.
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To conclude,Walter Mitty's characterization is defined by the text structure.