Life of Walter Mitty
Using daydreams as part of the texture, Walter Mitty is thinking of a better life.
Walter tries to think himself as something better.
"The commanders voice was like thin ice". He thinks of himself as a person with more authority.
He thinks about not being afraid.
"To hell with the hankerchief." This is a daydream he has after he stands up to his wife. He stands up to the firing squad as well.
His daydreams help him stand up to his wife
"Does it ever occur to you that i am thinking?" After that she wants to take his temperature because he has never stood up tp her. His daydreams help him realize he is a better person then people think so.