The Glass Menagerie And The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Character Analysis

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By examining the actions of the characters in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams,The Truman Show, and “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber, the reader can see each character struggles with and withdrawals from their realities. We also see the author gives each character a way to make their realities a little better. Throughout each story, each character struggles to accept their realities. A struggle with acceptance was shown in “The Glass Menagerie” when Tom was arguing with his mom about work when he said “You think I want to spend fifty-five years down there in that celotex interior! with fluorescent tubes… I’d rather somebody picked up a crowbar and battered out my brains than go back mornings”(Williams 23). When Tom said this it showed that he wasn’t happy with or accepting his reality, but hated it and wished he was living a better and more exciting life. Another…show more content…
In “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty”, Walter was walking down the street trying to remember what his wife asked him to get when a newspaper boy started shouting out about the Waterbury trail. When this happened, he went into on of his daydreams and said “The district Attorney suddenly thrust a heavy automatic at the quiet figure on the witness stand… this is my Webley-Vickers 50.80”(Thurber). This showed how Walter withdrawals into his private world with daydreams and how they make him cope with his everyday life. Characters drifting into their private world was also shown on The Truman Show. Throughout the movie people were shown in the diner watching the show. Every person in the diner stopped eating,cooking, and talking to watch that show. When this happened it showed how each person in that diner used The Truman Show as an escape from their daily routine and as a way to get away from all the drama and hardships they have to
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