Essays Tagged: "Walter Mitty"

"Creative expression allows people to attempt to escape from what they view as painful realities of human existence" This essay explains this statement with proof from 3 novels.

dity of this statement can be proven upon examining James Thurber's short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, secondly, Jeremiah S. Chechik's film Benny & Joon, and finally, Tennessee Williams ... ly, Tennessee Williams' play, The Glass Menagerie.James Thurber's short story, tells of a man named Walter Mitty. In the story, Walter Mitty has a very boring and dull life, which seems to be run by h ...

(7 pages) 110 0 2.4 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Gogol as St. Petersburg. "Diary of a Madman", by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

the hands of the Spanish 'Inquisitor.' This is a tale of suffering; Poprishchin is just a pathetic, Walter Mitty-esque soul who's only pleasure lies within his own imagination. When his only possible ...

(5 pages) 84 0 3.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber.

ople think that secret lives are good and amusing. However a character in the story, Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber, has many unusual thoughts and daydreams that are not real. Mr.Mitty l ... e character. On another occasion when they are driving to get Mrs.Mitty's hair done, she is telling Walter what his speed should be.Secondly, Walter Mitty might get hurt physically. One example of tha ...

(2 pages) 92 4 1.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analytic essay on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber

In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, James Thurber sends our titled character, Walter Mitty from his boring and normal life ... r, Walter Mitty from his boring and normal life to daydreams where he is on the top of life itself. Walter Mitty goes into daydreams throughout and is almost always rudely awakened from his contemplat ... e, the nag of his life, or from other various people who ridicule him. In the Secret life of Walter Mitty, James Thurber kicks the story off with an exciting daydream. Mitty, in his daydream, i ...

(4 pages) 85 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An ordinary day Question: write a creative story to create a sequel to a previous short story you have read. with in you must include similes metaphors and personifications

An ordinary day"Walter Mitty, I've been expecting you." A gentle old mans voice came roaring through a cloud of thic ... voice of the harp was beautiful playing on the emotion of every human that came in contact with it. Walter couldn't see anyone talking, the smoke was a blanket covering every square inch around Walter ... nyone talking, the smoke was a blanket covering every square inch around Walter, "G-d is that you?" Walter asked curiously. "Listen, don't talk." The gentle old man boomed. "I need your help Walter. I ...

(6 pages) 46 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

THe Secret Life of Walter Mitty- a comparisson essay of the movie and the short story. compares the plot, character development and setting

no mercy toward the book, while some exceed the quality of the novel. The movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by Norman Mc Lean, was a much better piece of work than the short story, "The ... rected by Norman Mc Lean, was a much better piece of work than the short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," written by James Thuber, because the video had a satisfying conclusion, more action, ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Compare and Contrast Walter Mitty with Rip Van Winkle

student has been succumbed to a wild daydreaming adventure. In the short story, "The secret life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber, a man by the name of Walter Mitty can hardly tell reality from his v ... hildren and his dog. An extremely strong connection can be made from the wife of Rip to the wife of Walter Mitty. Mitty's wife is obviously a control freq who always has to have things her way, and if ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Identity Analysis

The Secret Life of Walter MittyJames ThurberThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty takes us through Walters mind as he daydrea ... about adventures he only dreams of enchanting. His wife, Mrs. Mitty, is an assertive woman who runs Walter's life. Walter has no anterior identity other than what Mrs. Mitty will allow. Walter daydrea ... get him into trouble with Mrs. Mitty. She claims he is driving too fast and lectures him for it. If Walter had his own identity and controlled his own life, long ago he would have told Mrs. Mitty off. ...

(1 pages) 58 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Yet Another Daydream of Walter Mitty

..."Could the killer still be here?" whispered Deputy Walter Mitty."Heavens, Jack, look at this!" cried Mitty as they entered the doorway. There was a wom ... if he could not hold himself up. He lay back against the wall. The baby was opening her eyes.Deputy Walter Mitty stood at his side and looked concerned, but with a slight grin on his face, he said, "Y ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

James Thurber's The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

asies and a milktoast in reality; he is confident in dreams, but he has no confidence in reality.I. Walter Mitty chooses to create his fantasies into situations that merely would not occur at any poin ... rely would not occur at any point in his life or become a reality that he would be familiar with.a. Walter Mitty dreams of an adventurous lifestyle because obviously he lacks of adventure in his own l ...

(5 pages) 60 1 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty(Mrs. Mitty's point of view)

It was a cold rainy day. Mrs. Mitty sat in the passenger seat of her old red 1982 Buick. She worried about her husband who sat nex ... ldn't help but wonder what was going on in his head. He hadn't been the same since his accident.Mr. Mitty just sat there silently staring at the road ahead. The car began to go "ta-pocketa-pocketa-poc ... ahead. The car began to go "ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa.""Why didn't he talk anymore," Mrs. Mitty thought to herself. "I wish he would go see Dr. Renshaw. Maybe he could help him." Mrs. Mitty ...

(3 pages) 30 0 4.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

"The Secret Life of Water Mitty" by James Thurber: Character sketch of Walter Mitty, with a comment on the effect his wife's manner has in his personality.

is wife who controls every aspect of his life except his day dreams.Therefore, we can conclude that Walter Mitty is a forgetful, timid and clumsy man who is in full control of his wife. His day-dreams ... tty satiates his desires through his day dreams and they make it relatively easier to bear his wife.Walter Mitty's life is further subdued by his wife's behaviour. She is a dominating woman and theirs ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Door And The Wall Vs The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty: The Power Of The Psyche

l Wallace is a confused man searching for an escape from the dreariness of everyday life. Similarly Walter Mitty, the main character from James Thurber's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, is searching ... ches', which ultimately cause them to reject reality and flee to fantasy. Lionel Wallace and Walter Mitty each have a superego, which attempts to prevent their id from controlling them. Lionel ...

(6 pages) 1719 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Pursuit Of The American Dream

fort of working hard will see rewarding results in the end. In the short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the main character, Walter Mitty, sits around all day and day dreams about what he wa ... doctor, and a surprise witness in a court room. These are all dreams that are attainable; however, Walter Mitty does not work to obtain them. Instead, he goes throughout his day taking his wife to ru ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

What effect does Thurber create with his short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? How has he achieved this?

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a short story written by James Thurber and describes the ‘average’ America ... e short story must be important in conveying its message because of its brevity. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has created its effect on the reader through a variety of ways. James Thurber has used ... ed characterisation, limited characters as well as action to achieve this effect.The Secret Life of Walter Mitty describes the life of an American. The main characters are Walter Mitty and his wife. C ...

(1 pages) 27 2 3.7 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories