Dramatic Irony In The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

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One second he's a pilot next second he's being told what to do with his constant nagging wife, this is a familiar situation as Walter zones in and out from reality, but these are not just loose thoughts or fantasies, these are astonishing worlds Walter ponders upon and it is similar to non-other. The secret Life of Walter by James Thurber is a perfectly depicted story by Thurber, he excellently goes in depth on the thoughts that course through Walters' head, Thurber illustrates to the audience the disparity between Walters external and internal relationships Walter has with those in his environment. Nevertheless, in “the secret life of Walter Mitty” James Thurber uses dramatic irony and imagery to convey versions of reality Mitty zones out to escape his meager rather dull life, which in reality Walter is a push-over. Walter dreams of such things as being a banker, a lawyer, and World War I pilot, which in reality will certainly not come true.
Furthermore, Thurber illustrates to the audience dramatic irony. In all Walters daydreams he is the hero, the smartest, the one every person depends on when in reality he's the clumsy uninteresting. However, Walter is oblivious to the idea that his daydream
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Thurber uses imagery in a very central manner throughout the story, he uses it to almost tell an alternate story in which is Walters daydreams. To sum it all up, he also effectively uses imagery to describe the characters, settings, characterization, and character outfits. Thurber also illustrates the effect of dramatic irony; he uses irony to portray the contrast of Walters daydreams to his actual life, such as Walter being the hero in his dreams but in reality, he is laughed upon by his
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