Throughout time, people have been using their imagination as a way of refuge, where they can run away from the problems that come with being in the real world. This issue is well developed throughout the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, written by James Thurber. The short story follows a middle aged man, Walter Mitty, as he goes through fantasies which involve him in situation that are far from his reality. People use imagination to put themselves in situation where they posses certain qualities or a lifestyle which they lack in the real world. Throughout the short story, Walter escapes into event-triggered fantasies in which he can do or be anything he wants to be. Walter uses his imagination to give himself certain qualities,
As Walter used to be an insecure man full of fears and introvert when talking to others, he decided that he must change his ways and surpass his weaknesses so as to become the person he always craved to be. When working as a negative assets manager at Life Magazine, he used to be a shy man since he would have few friends and found it hard making new ones. Mitty felt deeply insecure of himself since he could not find the courage of talking to his secret crush -Cheryl. However, when Walter faced the difficult test of finding the missing negative, he decided that it was time to correct his defects and face
When Mama asked Walter what he did for the past three days, Walter replied, “I drove back and went to the Green Hat...and I went to the Green Hat” ( pg 105). Life was boring to Walter because he kept doing the same thing everyday and did not pursue what he truly wanted to do. Also, money was one of the main focus that was brought by Hansberry. Beneatha wanted to use the money for medicine school, Mama wished for a new house, and Walter wanted to start a business. At one point money was life according to Walter.
Also In the movie adaptation Walter has a job at the life office and loses a negative photo. This gives Walter another goal and this goal changes him more throughout the story. The negative makes him more courageous and risky. The Walter in the story is dry and boring. Lastly the movie gives Walter a reason to daydream.
Dinner with Walter mitty it would be fun and kind of .Walter would be a nice man to talk and eat with at a dinner table.But Mitty would go to a different place than at the dinner table like in an imaginary place in lala land. People would make fun of him and would throw things at him and think he is a weirdo and a creep because the was just in a different place. He was in the place for 3/4s of the time to and from his job in the cafe on main street. For example, the drive to the to his job to the cafe was long and not fun when he was acting like a co pilot and he would go and grab the steering wheel and we almost crashed into a police car. After we almost crashed into the police car we would talk for at least 5 min. before he would go back
In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, by Loraine Hansberry, both Walter and Mama have great dreams and encounter barriers on the path to achieving their dreams. Walter dreams of owning a liquor store and being able to better provide for his family, a dream that changes when he faces the barrier of his money being stolen by Willy Harris. Mama dreams of living in a real house with a garden and also encounters barrier of her money being stolen by Willy Harris.
Walter was introduced as a man who cared about nothing other than his business. He had sacrificed his sister’s dream of becoming a doctor, and held the power to wipe out Mama’s dream for a better home. Walter sees the gender roles as boundaries keeping him from loosening up to his family. He is given the insight that men must be powerful, wealthy, and demanding for them to truly be the head of the household. However, Walter sees past these gender roles, and not only challenges these rigid roles, but he also regains his family’s trust along the
Finally, he realizes that things like family and happiness are the more important things in life. At the opening, Walter appears to be quite a melancholy man. He is unhappy with the cards that fate has dealt him. He feels like he has no purpose at all.
In the beginning Walter is basically perceived as a jerk-he doesn’t seem to get along with anyone, not even his own family. His character likes to turn discussions into fights, make rude comments to his wife, and act all around immature. A part that accurately shows the way Walter conducts himself is when he is arguing with Ruth and says “Man say: I got to change my life , I'm choking to death, baby! And his woman say- Your eggs is getting cold!”
If I were able to have dinner with Walter Mitty from James Thurber 's “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” I would have to say yes. I have three main reasons to say yes and many a person may say no. I however may find his company enjoyable and much like my own. I would also have to see the way he looks at the world.
The last reason why Walter is rude and disrespectful to his family is when mama came looking for him and found his at the local bar. She sat down with his and starting talking to him about everything like his life, how he has a good life and what kind of changes that need to be made. Once mama starting talking about money doesn't matter Walter totally disagrees with her. Mama: Son--how come you talk so much `about
In the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, there are many examples of sexism throughout its entirety. The character, Walter, demonstrates the acts of a sexist human being. Walter is sexist to not only women in general, but to the women in his family. Not taking into consideration of other people’s sayings and their feelings, Walter generally only thinks about himself, says what he believes, and truly only cares about money. Walter constantly is fighting with all of the women in the family as well.
Walter often storms off after an argument or a conversation that did not go this way, and it is in this time that he hurts the most over the family’s financial situation and over the way that nobody else understands his position and his reasoning behind his actions. The segregation during the 1950s
Although Walter does not deserve the power, the manhood of Walter Lee enables him to “control” the family. Conversely, Beneatha’s talkativeness and her aggressive personality are against how a 1950s African American should act. Ruth asks “Can’t you be a little sweeter sometimes? (Act 1, Scene 1)” to indicate the modest characteristics women should have. Furthermore, Ruth’s decision of abortion at the beginning of the play was unconventional since it was against gender expectation because it is against her duty as a wife and a mother.