The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ian Clemson

Thesis

The authors text structure helps define the characterization of Walter Mitty as him lacking self confidence, being pushed around, and him being tolerable

Walter Mitty is Pushed around

When Mrs Mitty told Walter Mitty he is driving to fast and made him slow down is an example of him being pushed around. A second example of him being pushed around is when Mrs Mitty told Walter to put hit gloves on.
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Walter Mitty lacks self confidence

When Walter Mitty pulled into the parking lot and the parking lot attendant said he was in the wrong lane and told Walter just to get out and he would put the car away. That is one example of Walter Mitty lacking self confidence. Another example of Walter Mitty lacking self confidence is when he was daydreaming that he was on trial for murder and he couldnt stand up for himself.
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Walter Mitty is tolerable

One example of Walter Mitty being tolerable is near the end of the story when they were at the drug store when Mr Mitty sticking up for himself than Mrs Mitty said that he was sick and he was gonna take his temperature. Another example of Walter Mitty being tolerable is at the end when the firing squad came to kill him and he didnt care anymore.

Conclusion

That is how the authors structure helps define the characterization of Walter Mitty as him lacking confidence, being pushed around, and him being tolerable.