Movie review of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Everyone has been daydreamed about things like be a hero, superman, vampire etc, but who really thinks about what daydreaming is, what daydreaming effects？I never think that kind of questions either, until I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It is the movie about daydreaming: The protagonist, Walter Mitty wanders between reality and his daydream, finally steps on the actual adventure of the life that he never imagined before and has a romantic love experience with the heroine, Cheryl Melhoff. The actors performance is really verisimilitude, which brings me in these characters spontaneously, experience an ordinary daydreamer’s mediocre life. I really appreciate the acting skill of Ben Stiller, (who directs the movie and plays the role of Walter Mitty). He portrays a ordinary person that be bullied by the superior and gets laughed at by others.
Even though Beatty knew about Montag having the books from the hound, he was doing his job and making sure no one had books. Along with Beatty finding out because of the hound, Mildred turned Montag in so she did not get in trouble for having books as well. Montag might have thought it was right for having books and learning from them, but he knew what would happen if he was caught with them. Sometimes you just have to face the consequences you deserve and more on in
Understand. That white man is going to walk in that door able to write checks for more money than we ever had. It’s important to him and I’m going to help him.I’m going to put on the show, Mama.” Walter believes that getting a lot of money for not moving is the best path. Walter wants to do this so he can finally have money for his family but his family is upset that he's doing that because they are wanting to get out of their current house. As the house is full of silence and disappointment as Walter waits for the man to come he thinks and when the man comes with the money he ends up saying “And we have decided to move into our house because my father my father he earned it for us brick by brick (MAMA has her eyes closed and is rocking back and forth as though she were in church, with her head nodding the Amen yes) We don’t want to make no trouble for nobody or fight no causes, and we will try to be good neighbors.
These traits allow the story to flourish a change in Sammy that couldn’t be seen if the story wasn’t told by him. The audience sees his change from a boy attracted by a bunch of girls to a rebellious man challenging the system he doesn’t want to take part in. The interesting thing is that both of those desires are ultimately why he quits his job. This is seen when he says “... “I quit” to Lengel quick enough for them to hear, hoping they’ll stop and watch me, their unsuspected hero,” he wants the girls to like him because he’s still an immature boy looking for their affection (Updike 23). Though soon Sammy is challenged by his Lengel to think about his actions and he thinks “But it seems to me that once you begin a gesture it’s fatal not to go through with it,” this shows that it’s also Sammy convictions that push him to quit.
Walter Mitty I thought that the movie was better, because it shows more of what is happening. It shows what he is doing and what the movie is about. The movie gave better detail than the book. It actually showed what Walter was daydreaming about, and what he wanted to happen in his future. Walter Mitty wanted a happy life and not a sad one.
Imagine living in a world where adventure lurked around every corner. Well for Walter Mitty and uncle Marcos this dream is an actuality. Though for one, it is all in his hallucinations, while the other embarks on wild excursions across the world. In the stories “THe Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber and “Uncle Marcos” by Isabel Allende, one is thrown into the craziness of the protagonists. Both Walter Mitty and Uncle Marcos craved adventure in their lives, but only one man could do so outside of his mind.
The quote supports the thesis because it shows that Shane has learned to appreciate his father, and has learned to be grateful for every sacrifice his father made for him. It also proves that Shane had ignored the sacrifices his dad made, and he is not only recognizing the sacrifices, but his love and care for his dad. Shane realizes that he’s been making a mistake the whole time by taking his father for granted and he knows now to be thankful for everything that he gets. Now that he knows, he’s afraid he’s going to lose his dad
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.
Both protagonists believe in their dreams, and have high hopes for the future. In the play, Walter’s mother receives a paycheck due to her husband passing, and is unsure of what she should do with it. Walter Lee fantasizes about this money, believing he would become rich once that money was invested into business. However, these fantasies come into conflict with Mama’s when she buys a house with some of the money. The poem’s protagonist also recalls to
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