The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Compare And Contrast

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Is being an introvert a good thing? Introversion is characterized as being inwardly energized. Although approximately *50% of the population is introverted, it is not considered to be a desirable trait. However, is it an advantage or a disadvantage? To help me unearth this truth, two short stories dealing with highly internalized characters will be discussed. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The White Heron” have been selected. Here is a brief summary of both stories. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ follows the reclusive Walter Mitty as he lives through “ one of his days”. He imagines himself as a brave soldier facing combat, a world famous surgeon, a master shot on trial, an army pilot and finally a man facing a firing squad. In each of his fantasies he is confident, brave, assertive, and well-liked by the ladies.”…show more content…
One year after she had moved in with her grandmother to the country, a charming bird hunter approaches her and asked to stay the night. She is originally terrified of the tall young man but agrees. He talks to them about his quest to find and stuff a rare and beautiful white heron and is willing to pay a large sum of money to find it. Sylvia knows where this bird is, and after much deliberation, decides that she cannot betray her nearest friend, Mother Nature

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