Secret life of Walter Mitty

Lisa Marie Herd


The author's text structure helps to define Walter Mitty as timid and passive with a small amount of courage.

Walter Mitty lets his wife control him.

"' You know i don't like to go more than forty. you were up to fifty five.'"

"' Remember to get those overshoes while I'm having my hair done.''

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Walter Mitty doesn't stand up for himself.

"'Leave her sit there'...'I'll put her away.' Mitty got out of the car."

" The next time, he thought, I'll wear my right arm in a sling."

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Walter Mity stands up to his wife at the end of the story

"' I was thinking'"

"'Does it ever occur to you that I am sometimes thinking.'"

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The structure of the story portrays Walter Mitty as a man who is timid and passive with a small amount of courage